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

  • Bookshelves
  • Decorative features
  • Kitchen worktops
  • Decorative aged effects
  • Exterior doors
  • Picture frames
  • Internal wood
  • Emulsion
  • Decorative finishes
  • Fabric
  • Interior paint
  • Decorative stencil effects
  • Decorative paintwork
  • Interior
  • Water based paint
  • Emulsion paint
  • Exterior
  • Interior wood
  • Wallpaper (not vinyl)
  • Upcycling furniture
  • Paint
  • Murals
  • Furniture and fabric
  • Plaster
  • Picture and mirror frames
  • Wood
  • Decorative and aged effects
  • Worktops
  • Furniture paint
  • Doors
  • Walls
  • Wooden worktops
  • Painted surfaces
  • Furniture
  • Interior walls
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Door furniture

unique qualities

  • Dries fast
  • 1-2 hour drying time
  • Water resistant
  • High UV resistance
  • Dead flat finish
  • Highly stain resistant
  • Very fast drying
  • Microporous
  • Highly abrasion resistant

available in

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

drying times

  • 1 hour


  • 15-20 square metres per litre

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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Find a stockist

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

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