Clear Glaze Instructions for Use:
Glaze is generally used as a enhancing technique rather than a final finish. Clear Glaze can be tinted with dry pigments, universal tints or CeCe Caldwell’s Paints to achieve the desired color or it can be used clear to give a light sheen to décor items that will not be handled regularly (i.e. picture frames). A prep layer of uncolored Clear Glaze is recommended for novice users as it allows more open time to work with the colored Glaze. Into needed amount of Clear Glaze add a few drops of the CeCe Caldwell’s Paints until reaching the preferred shade. Virginia Chestnut will make a tea colored Glaze, Virginia Chestnut with a touch of Vermont Slate will produce a tobacco colored glaze. Adding Beckley Coal will give you a gray to black glaze, dependent on ratio. Mix well. Apply with brush, sponge or rag to furniture. Work in small sections and keep a wet edge. Glaze can be moved around on surface to create the desired look. Generally, the color is more concentrated around decorative details and outer edges and becomes more subtle toward the center of a flat surface. However, it can be used for an overall aged effect. A coat of Endurance or Satin Finish is recommended to give your piece a long lasting finish.