Cernit Polymer Clay can be varnished with varnish of the same brand, matt or glossy, which is especially made for the clay. This water-based varnish is totally clear after drying and once baked, it prevents any damage from hits or scratches. The varnish is waterproof.
The matt varnish keeps the matt finish of Cernit number one while protecting the clay. Damages will be prevented and irregularities such as finger marks will disappear. For a bright result without the tedious work of sanding and polishing, the glossy varnish is perfect.
Cernit varnish has a flawless finish without any bubbles !
How to use Cernit Varnish
Blend the varnish before using. The water-based varnish has to be applied on baked polymer clay which has been degreased with alcohol.
As soon as the clay is covered with varnish, the drying time has to be one hour. Drying time should be carefully monitored between layers. Apply 2 - 3 layers for perfect results. Once it is dry to the touch, bake it once again at 110°C in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Leave it to cool down for 48 hours to get the best possible hardness.
When you are done working with the varnish, material and brushes can be cleaned with water.