Varnishes

From photos to paintings to fine pieces of furniture, you can now protect, enhance and preserve your valuable items with one of the many types of varnish, finish or spray available here at Spotlight. Choose from a wide range of products in spray cans, bottles and jars. Some varnishes are simply designed to seal and protect the items they are applied to, while others are made to add a certain effect or finish. Creme wax and crackle finish are also included in the range.

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Can I purchase Specialty Craft Books from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, looking for something different or just looking for some tips and advice to improve your game, then our specialty crafts book collection would be a great place to start. With one of our specialty craft books, you can discover a new hobby that will keep you entertained for years to come or perhaps get tips and advice on one that you already love. With such a wide choice available, plus bargains galore across the entire range, shop our full collection of books today.

How do I purchase Specialty Craft Books from Spotlight?

To purchase our selection of Specialty Craft books, shop online and follow the instructions right through to check out. We accept all major payment methods, including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal and we will deliver right to your door. See here for more information regarding delivery costs and times. You can also shop the range in one of our nationwide stores. We have a wide selection of books available in store, and one of our team will be more than happy to help you in any way that they can.

What is included in this range?

This range includes a selection of books for the specialty crafter, with a wide choice of books available. Whether you are hoping to refine your crafting skills or develop a new interest, then you are sure to find the book for you amongst this collection. With books for all sorts of crafters available, this collection is the perfect place to look for a gift for your favourite hobbyist or just to develop your own crafty skills. Check out the rest of our arts and crafts supplies that we have available. At Spotlight, we have just about everything that you could possibly need to engage in your favourite arts and crafts hobbies, and all available now with our guaranteed low prices.

Would a Specialty Craft book make a good gift?

Our extensive collection of speciality craft books at Spotlight would make a great gift idea for someone who loves arts and crafts and would appreciate the opportunity to learn a new skill. So whether it is a Mother's Day gift for your mother or grandmother, a birthday present for your sister, or a stocking filler for anyone who enjoys being creative and getting crafty, our range of specialty craft books could be a great practical gift idea that they are sure to love.

What other books do you have available at Spotlight?

At Spotlight, we have so many books to choose from, and whatever your favourite hobby is, we are confident that we have the right book for you. Check out our sewing books for tons of patterns. Whether you want to make accessories, toys, or even a new wardrobe for the whole family, then you are sure to find the pattern for you. Quilting is a great hobby, and you will love being able to create your very own patchwork quilts. Whereas, our Knitting and Crochet Books would be perfect for someone who is a dab hand with the needles. Check out the rest of the collection for all the best books, available now at Spotlight's guaranteed low prices.

Can I purchase varnishes from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Whatever you need to varnish or seal, wax or buff then we have the product for you amongst this top-quality selection at Spotlight. We have varnish for painting, furniture, and more, with a vast range of different varnishes available to seal and protect. Whether you are looking for a shiny gloss finish, a matt, sealer, crreme wax or crackle finish, then we are sure to have the varnish for you amongst this collection. With such a wide choice available, plus our guaranteed low prices across the whole selection, shop varnishes online or at your local Spotlight store today.

What is included in this range?

This range includes a whole host of different varnishes, waxes and sealers to protect your crafty projects. Whether you are looking for a wood varnish or sealer, or an aerosol varnish to protect your works of art, then we are confident that you will find the perfect product for you amongst this collection. Choose a gloss finish for a high sheen that is incredibly reflective, a matt finish for a subtle look, or a satin sheen for a clean look that is ideal for furniture. This range also includes creme wax and crackle finish, suitable for breathing life into tired furniture or upcycling those bargain-finds. Protect, preserve and enhance your artwork with a range of varnishes that have been purposely designed for your masterpieces. There are lots of top-quality varnishes to choose from, all available now at Spotlight's fabulously low prices.

Do I need to varnish my paintings?

If you are an artist, you may choose to varnish your paintings, with some mediums, such as acrylic painting, this is usually considered essential as it will help to protect your masterpiece from dust, UV rays and yellowing. It will also help to make colours more intense and add a glossy finish to your work. Always ensure that your paint has completely dried before adding your coats of varnish, and free from any dust or dirt. We recommend having a separate paintbrush that is used for varnishing purpose, as using one that has remnants of paint on it will result in a streaky canvas that is not possible to remove. Aerosol varnishes are ideal for acrylic paints, and these can be used vertically in thin layers. They are also perfect for sealing sketches or charcoal drawings, preventing your work of art from smudging in the future.

Do you have any tips for working with varnish?

Well, that depends on which of our varnishes you choose and the project that you are making. However, there are a few things to consider when you are varnishing. Remember that preparation is everything! Your surface should be clean and dry, and that there is no bumps, stains or blemishes. If you are varnishing wood, for example, sand it down to remove any imperfections before you begin. If you are using a spray varnish, it is not recommended that you shake the can or stir varnish in a pot, as this will cause bubbles in the mixture. Paint in the direction of the grain to ensure a smooth coating, applying it with a soft, fairly wide brush. Always ensure that your coats have dried through before applying the next one sanding down the dried layer before you apply the next one. The

Is there anything else I need to remember?

Always make sure that you use varnish in a well-ventilated area or outside. Ensure that you are varnishing your work in a dust free room and that you cover anything that could get damaged. This should also be inaccessible to young children and pets, and you should not touch your varnished item while it is drying. Check to see if the varnish that you have purchased is for indoor or outdoor use and that you have enough to ensure proper coverage.

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