Anyone ever try this varnish? I’m looking for an air dry varnish to try on my current wip
That’s what I use…or the soft touch version in the purple label. I am an air dry girl, and I think this stuff works great.
Do u use it straight or dilute and add cornstarch
I use it very frequently. It works excellent for me, very matte, sometimes I mix it with soft touch but it’s great on it’s own as well.
Ultra matte has been shinier for me in the past. I prefer soft touch
I use that brand of Soft Touch Varnish. I really like it because it doesn’t leave a sandpapery feel.
That’s what I use. I find Soft touch being shinny over time, at least faster than this one !
It gave a nice skin texture but keep the feeling soft.
I sometimes mix it with Golden polymer matt varnish and really like the result.
You can also mix some matting powder in it.
Yeah I find the Americana gets shiny too quick and I’ve switched over to Golden polymer matte too
OK I thought it was just me. The old Deco Art STV was better than the Americana.STV. I mix cornstarch and Food Grade DE in with the Amaricana Decor (purple bottle).
I didn’t read all the answers, but I definitely read before that someone said that this Ultra-Matte is not matte at all and has shine. I used Americana with purple label.
That is true it does have shine. I have some but don’t use it because of that. But it works for Alternative things, lol.
I used it a few years ago and found it to have sheen. I use Golden Polymer Varnish and/or Duraclear Ultra Matte Varnich and add corn starch as well as Diatomaceous Earth.
I just finished a baby and used this varnish (with cornstarch) and it came out very nice but I did find it a little bit ‘grittier’ than the DecoArt soft touch varnish.
Angie, I have some RebornFX Ultra Matte Varnish, is it good to use? It looks a little bit grayish (not completely white). Have you used it and did you add the corn starch/matting powder?
So I work grave shift at a nursing home and layed down shortly after posting this .while I was sleeping my husband ordered it for me .Do u guys think if I did a corn starch and de mix it would keep from having as much of a sheen to it ?
Make sure any time you use an air dry varnish that you mix it REALLY well first. then do the corn starch thing and it will be fine.
I’m surprised so many people find it shiny. I wonder if it has inconsistent batches. I’ve only used the same jar I bought over a year ago and it’s really matte. I would recommend mixing it very very well and doing one thin layer to see if you have a matte batch or one that goes shiny and if it’s not matte for you add the cornstarch recipe to your additional layers.
I didn’t like it myself but you might. It seemed more like a primer finish than a varnish to me and it had sheen.
Thanks, then I won’t bother with it. I really don’t even remember buying it. What is your favorite Varnish? I just want to use one, not have to use a couple of different ones. Make sense?! @anjsmiles