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Title: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on September 07, 2019, 10:40:05 PM
Dear PBers,

Can I paint with acrylic over a strcture sprayed with Krylon Kamar Varnish?

I am looking for something that can be sprayed over a ruff cement texture, to make the application of paint easier.

This is what I want to paint:


Thank you for your input.
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: nolan on September 08, 2019, 10:45:48 PM
acrylic paint should work. I know you get a sealer that you coat the cement with before you paint it so that the paint doesn't just sink into the cement. You can get this at your local hardware store O0
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on September 09, 2019, 02:32:50 AM
Thank you Nolan... I will head for the store.
Best wishes, Annie
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: nolan on September 09, 2019, 09:24:07 PM
let us know how it turned out
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on September 19, 2019, 08:50:24 PM
 :confused:
I checked a few hardware stores, including my favorite Home Depot, they don't have this product.  What they have is a cement sealer which 'repels all including water', so acrylic paint won't stick to it.  I checked both the grout and the paint sections, and asked the clerk in each store.

I think I will do a test with spraying Karmar Varnishes and see if easy to paint... but it won't tell me if it will remain stable on the long term.

Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: nolan on September 22, 2019, 09:01:05 PM
If I was going to paint this I would just paint it using acrylic house paint (buy test pots from the hardware store)

The paint will last for a few years before starting to fade or flake off. By that time you will be ready for a change anyway and can just paint straight over the old paint ;D
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on September 23, 2019, 11:22:14 AM
Ha!  Why didn't I think of that?  This is craft, not fine art  :whistle:

 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: nolan on September 23, 2019, 08:38:44 PM
I don't know why we always overthink things.

When Dennis and I were setting up the recording studio we were thinking of and looking at all sorts of fancy lighting systems with multiple lights at various angles and positions, all costing a pretty packet. So we went to the the lighting warehouse to go have a closer look. After a bit of a chat to the salesman he said "why don't you just use fluorescent tube lights" :doh: :death: ;D
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on September 24, 2019, 06:58:02 PM
Point taken, you are absolutely correct.

I definitively overthink everything  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Val on September 27, 2019, 11:26:43 PM
I don't know why we always overthink things.
After a bit of a chat to the salesman he said "why don't you just use fluorescent tube lights" :doh: :death: ;D
:2funny: Too funny Nolan! My little lamp on my easel just can´t stretch out far enough to give good light, so we went out and found a clamp light with a larger reflector. Wasn´t ´til we arrived home that I thought to myself... self (I said), you don´t have anywhere you can clamp it, especially if you want to plug it in!   :doh: Soppy git! :goofy: Anybody else an overthinker?   ^-^
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: nolan on September 29, 2019, 08:46:12 PM
so now you will have to think up an even more complicated gadget to mount this new light :2funny:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on September 30, 2019, 12:37:02 PM
 :2funny:       :fight: or  :idea:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Val on October 09, 2019, 08:42:32 PM
Nolan, Annie....  If only I could drill into these concrete walls!   :D
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on October 10, 2019, 01:21:39 AM
If there is a will.. there is a way!  Yap you can drill in concrete wall  :fight:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Val on October 10, 2019, 11:12:46 AM
 >:D   Mustn´t do it... don´t think the landlord would be appreciative!  :whistle:       :2funny:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: nolan on October 10, 2019, 07:37:29 PM
when he comes for a visit, just hang a painting in front of the hole ^-^ :coolsmiley: :detective:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Cath on November 19, 2019, 09:22:13 AM
Annie, did you ever finish painting this piece of craft-work? It would be interesting to see it.
As Nolan said ....
let us know how it turned out
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on November 19, 2019, 03:07:45 PM
Here it is.  Inside there is a cheap glass vase for flowers, but one could also put soil and a plant.  I did try to spay Kamar Varnish on a smaller one and I put soil in it... so far the humidity is not pulling off the outside paint but I don't know how it will stand the test of time.

What do you think?

   
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Cath on November 19, 2019, 04:48:19 PM
That is lovely!  Just  :smitten: the colours you have chosen.
I have another one or two questions but will pm you.
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: njnjgirl on November 19, 2019, 06:35:13 PM
Annie, that looks so good.  I bet it was fun! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: nolan on November 19, 2019, 06:53:58 PM
As long as the inside is sealed it should hold up just fine O0
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Bill76434 on November 19, 2019, 09:29:20 PM
Looks good Annie
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Win on November 19, 2019, 09:51:17 PM
Its fabulous. Well done
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: Annie. on November 21, 2019, 05:32:06 PM
Cath, no PM from you yet.  Will be happy to answer your questions, if I can.
Title: Re: Acrylic paint over karmar varnish
Post by: JayJ on November 26, 2019, 04:05:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: