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I would like to use DiamondFinish Clear Satin on sandblasted glass sculpture.  I will be painting the sculptures with acrylics first, and need a very durable clear coat to protect the paintwork.  As far as I can tell, this product does not yellow and is scratch-resistant, correct?  What kind of adhesion can I expect over very thin layers of acrylic paint on glass? 

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Yes, DiamondFinish Clear does not yellow and is absolutely scratch resistant when multiple thin coats are applied. As long as your acrylic paint is cured fully, DiamondFInish Clear will adhere excellent to your fully cured acrylic paint.

Please check out the DiamondFinish Clear Directions and let us know if you have any additional questions.

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KBS, I have a few more questions.  Do you feel that I would need to prime the sandblasted glass prior to applying acrylics, or would the DiamondFinish adhere well enough without the use of a primer? Also, I see that KBS Klean is recommended for surface prep.  Should I clean the glass with this before I use the acrylics?  I'm concerned about damaging delicate paintwork by applying KBS Klean afterwards and before the DiamondFinish is applied. I will be handling the glass with gloves as I paint so no finger oils should come into contact with the glass.  

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Please post the directions that have come with your acrylic paint so we can determine what your acrylic paint requires for adhesion to sandblasted glass.

If you apply the acrylic paint with gloves on your hand and leave the painted surface perfectly clean, you can simply apply the DiamondFinish Clear over the fully cured acrylic paint without cleaning with the KBS Klean because the surface is already clean.

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Thanks, KBS.  I'm using artist acrylics, typically used to paint canvas and other fine art.  They don't really have instructions, but they're also not designed to adhere to glass.  I was hoping a sandblasted surface might assist with adhesion.  I will order the DiamondFinish Aerosol and give it a try. :)

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KBS, 

I see that the liquid version of DiamondFinish is 60% solids, and the aerosol is only 12%.  Does this mean that the aerosol version is less durable? Or just that you receive less of it after the solvents evaporate?  I already ordered the aerosol, but now I'm wondering if I purchased the wrong product...

 

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You stated that you needed a satin finish, correct? If that is true, you need the aerosol because satin only comes in an aerosol can.

Yes, you are correct. It takes 5 coats of the aerosol to equal one coat of the bulk version. As long as you apply thin covering coats according to the directions, you can apply as many coats as you desire.

Please let us know if this helps and if you have any additional questions.

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Oh boy... that's going to be a lot of coats of aerosol to equal the 2 minimum recommended coats of the standard liquid!  I do want a satin finish but perhaps I should've ordered the gloss and tried to sand down the surface sheen.  Anyway, thank you again for your assistance... I will do the best I can with the aerosol.

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