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Painting Wall Outlets for Granite Surfaces : Painting a Wall Outlet for Granite: Applying Varnish

Painting Wall Outlets for Granite Surfaces : Painting a Wall Outlet for Granite: Applying Varnish


In this segment, we’re going to varnish our
plate which is removed. And, you will also varnish the head of the screw and you will
go back to your surface area and actually varnish the plugs at the same time. Now, you
won’t get electrocuted because you’re going to use a sponge brush and you’re just going
to brush the surface of it. Any place that you’ve painted you need to varnish and that’s
what will keep the paint solid. And, if you remember, the varnish is water based, it comes
in gloss, satin and matte, so whatever surface you’re doing sometimes you might want to just
leave it matte. If it’s something that won’t have water use around it, you don’t even have
to varnish it. Granite is shiny, so you need the gloss and you’ll need at least three coats,
letting them dry in between, make sure their completely dry and then varnish that, your
screw and your plugs, all three coats. And, it’s simple enough using your wax paper again,
just pour it out, take your sponge brush and you just brush along. It actually goes on
a little milky, but it dries clear. Try not to make bubbles, the sponge brush tends to
make the bubbles, but you get it nice big strokes with it, so it’s nice to use. Just
make sure it’s all covered. Try to make them in the same direction. And you can actually
drop your screw in here and do it at the same time, if you want to, but it’s not necessary.
Just make sure you do three coats, all of the edges and that you have it covered well.
So, what you want to do is let this dry and then you’ll do another two coats. Make sure
it’s dry in between. The three coats gives you a nice, solid finish. It makes the colors
look deeper and richer and it tends to match the sheen of your granite.

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