Thanks for the hints - not sure how steady my hand is (this crafty stuff isn't a natural talent!! )and some of the varnishing would have to be done indoors, so haven't been sure whether a spray is the right thing to use?
I had been wondering about yellowish tints as I know that happens with quite a lot of varnishes. The American instructions I have come across online have specified on one website, acrylic polyurethane varnish, and on another website watersoluble polyurethane varnish, both that were brushed on - but I've only been able to find spray-on products in the UK - hence the confusion! Will look into Plasticoate. Thanks
Waterproof Modge Podge, or normal finished with a spray of Plasticoate - I've tried Yacht varnish in the past & though very good it depends on the colours used as I found it left a bit of a yellowish tint
In b&q or similar DIY chains, where the spray paint is you can get spray on varnish, think it might be called plasticote or similar, it's quite good for furniture and as long as you have a good hand you can get a nicer finish.
suppose I want something that'll last - obviously chairs will get sat on a lot... I'd like it to have a pretty smart finish - thinking of mix and matching paper and possibly fabric from different places.
Thanks for replying. I've been using mod podge on the small projects I've been doing, but all the stuff I'm reading seems to indicate that on furniture I need something a bit more hard-wearing to go over the top of it all? Have you used Mod Podge as the final finish on furniture, and if so, how durable has it been?
I'm getting quite into decoupage at the moment - but have only done small projects so far, but now want to decoupage some chairs and maybe the doors of my fitted wardrobe.
Not sure of the best varnish to go over the top of it all though - all the stuff I'm finding about decoupage online is American and they are using American products - am looking at different types of varnish on B&Q and similar websites and getting really confused!!