Glaze Finish is available in three colors – clear, brown and black. The Glaze Finish is a highly versatile and concentrated transparent glaze. It can be tinted with micas or powder pigments and used as a color wash or to create a special aged finish. APC Glaze Finish has superior workability and can be used for a variety of looks. NOT TO BE USED OVER WAX. Glazes go a long way. If you glaze over an unsealed painted finish you will have less control and the glaze color will bite in more. I prefer my painted surface SEALED first, and I always apply one coat of APC’s Topcoat Finish before glazing. Make sure your Topcoat is dry before glazing. I brush my glaze on, and work one section/panel at a time, then use soft rags to wipe back my glaze. If I want more interest I’ll lightly pat the glaze off, if I want a uniform light antiquing I’ll wipe it all even. I most often use APC’s Glazes as a wash, watering down the glaze up to 40%. Brushing on the diluted glaze will give a very soft wash effect, and often doesn’t even require wiping back.
WITH APC GLAZES: Here is what the bottle label says: Application Range: APC Glaze Finish is a highly versatile and highly concentrated transparent waterborne glaze. It can be tinted with PAC Micas used as a color wash or to add some sparkle to that special piece. Our Glaze will create a washable seal over chalky or dusty surfaces. Several coats of APC Glaze Finish will dry to an eggshell sheen. You may water the product down either 1,2, or 3 parts water to 1 part PAC Glaze finish.
APPLICATION: Stir well before using. As a glaze, it functions best in a thin coat and can be brushed, sponged, or applied with a cloth. When used as a glazing. Ensuring that your work progresses with a steadily moving wet edge-especially when multiple colors are merged simultaneously-is the sure path to professional looking results.
HERE IS HOW I LIKE TO USE APC GLAZES:
I do NOT use it over raw, unsealed chalk/clay paints. I brush a quick layer of APC Topcoat over my completed finish first – trust me, it will make your glazing experience amazingly simple.
I do NOT like to use it full strength. I prefer adding some water to the glaze, thus creating more of a ‘wash’. (Once you mix with water, use within 24 hours)
- Adding 50% water will create a very subtle color wash to your finish
- Adding 25% water will create a lovely antiquing effect
- Full strength works ok over dark colors, test and area first (and remember, I Topcoat before ANY glazing)
- Brush on the glaze wash, sections at a time, and then softly wipe back with a dry cotton rag. As your rag becomes saturated switch to another