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Tips & Advice
Preparing the Surfaces
To get the best results, ensure surfaces to be varnished are sound, clean and dry. Special precautions should be taken during surface preparation of pre-1960s paint surfaces over wood and metal as they may contain harmful lead. General: All traces of grease, wax and polish must be completely removed. See Diamond Glaze Varnish from Dulux Trade leaflets for further information. Diamond Glaze Varnish is not suitable for use on laminated floors. New or bare wood: Sand the surface in the direction of the grain to remove any imperfections etc. and remove residues with a damp lint free cloth. Seal all new or bare wood by applying one coat of Clear Gloss Diamond Glaze, to help reduce variations in absorbency which can lead to differences in colour and sheen, particularly when working with coloured topcoats of Diamond Glaze. Coated surfaces in good condition: Sand back to provide a good surface key and to give a uniform appearance. Do not use wood dyes or stains over previous coatings. Coated surfaces in poor condition: Where the existing coating is defective it must be completely removed and the surface prepared as described for new or bare wood above. Making Good: Make good where necessary using a suitable tinted stopper. Floor Sanding: To achieve an even appearance, prepare the floor by using an industrial drum sander and edge sander (available from a local hire shop). Always sand in the direction of the grain. A belt sander or orbital sander can be used for smaller areas. Remove all dust from floor and surrounding areas using suitable vacuum equipment.
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