Decorators’ Varnish

Our best-selling varnish that decorators love for its finish and ease of use

Polyvine’s Decorators’ Varnish is the go-to choice for professional and amateur decorators looking for a superior, long-lasting finish.

It’s perfect for use on emulsion paint, wallpaper and other surfaces, and gives long-term protection against finger marks, stains, scuffing and colour fading.

This unique, clear acrylic varnish uses nanotechnology to protect a wide range of decorative surfaces such as paintwork, wallpaper, fabric, wood and plasterwork. And given its UV blocking and absorption properties reduce ageing and deterioration, it’s no wonder it’s the varnish of choice for so many.

Available in either gloss for a shiny finish, satin for depth and a soft sheen, or dead flat for a completely shine-free surface.

The Details

1-2 hours drying time
Abrasion resistant
Food and child safe
Heat resistant
High abrasion resistance
High uv resistance
Nano technology
Quick drying
Stain resitant
Water resistant
Water wash up

ideal for

  • Wood
  • Woodwork
  • Small objects
  • Worktops
  • Window frames
  • Picture frames
  • Doors
  • Emulsion
  • Decorative finishes
  • Wooden worktops
  • Interior paint
  • Decorative stencil effects
  • Furniture
  • Interior
  • Water based paint
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Exterior
  • Interior wood
  • Wood panelling
  • Safe for children's toys
  • Paint
  • Bookshelves
  • Upcycling furniture
  • New wood
  • Decorative and aged effects
  • Wood and MDF
  • Walls
  • Internal wood
  • Hardwood and softwood doors
  • Painted surfaces
  • Fabric
  • Kitchen worktops
  • Interior walls
  • Decorative paintwork
  • Counters
  • Ornate plaster work
  • Wallpaper (not vinyl)
  • Hardwood
  • Plaster moulding
  • Murals
  • Softwood
  • Decorative features
  • Plaster
  • Exterior doors
  • Decorative aged effects

unique qualities

  • Fast drying
  • Interior
  • Improves weatherability
  • Highly water resistant
  • Highly durable
  • 1-2 hour drying time
  • Water resistant
  • Water-based
  • Very high UV protection
  • Heat resistant
  • UV protective filters
  • High UV resistance
  • Easy to apply
  • Brush or roller application
  • Dead flat finish
  • Spray
  • Highly stain resistant
  • Wash brushes in water
  • Renovate and restore exterior timber
  • Very fast drying
  • UV protection
  • Microporous
  • Long-lasting protection
  • Highly abrasion resistant
  • Brushes and tools wash in water
  • Dries clear

available in

  • 100ml
  • 500ml
  • 1 litre
  • 2 Litre
  • 4 litre

drying times

  • 1 hour


  • 15-20 square metres per litre

recoat times

  • 1-2 Hours

curing times

  • Allow 5-7 days to cure

Watch and learn

Want to get the most from your Polyvine products? Check out our top tips and advice for application and aftercare here.

how to apply
use with emulsion
use with wallpaper

Useful information

Learn more about your Polyvine product here with our useful information on preparation, application, storage, and health and safety considerations.





Health, safety & environment


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Polyvine products are stocked at all good decorators’ merchants across the UK. Search our directory to find your nearest stockist.

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