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It is possible to transform the most delicate matt emulsioned surface into one which is extremely durable without losing its low sheen appearance by applying 2 coats of Polyvine Dead Flat Acrylic Varnish.

This process is particularly useful for protecting painted kitchen splash backs and other areas of paintwork susceptible to food and oil contamination.   Polyvine Dead Flat Acrylic Varnish is also available in an Anti-bacterial form.    

There will be a slight difference in both the paint colour and surface appearance after the application of the Polyvine Dead Flat Acrylic Varnish therefore essential that the varnish is taken to a natural edge such as a corner, or masking tape is used to create a shape, straight line at a common-sense location where the differences will be less observable.

I would recommend applying Polyvine Dead Flat Acrylic Varnish with a good quality synthetic paintbrush and not allowing the working edge to dry, however on larger areas it might be necessary to use a paint roller and lay the varnish of with the paintbrush.

Allow the varnish to fully dry before applying the 2nd coat and remember the 2nd will be much easier to apply so be aware of excess varnish build-ups that may become unsightly sags or runs.

Tools and equipment can be washed out using clean water.