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Why is my paint streaking or discolouring after I have painted it and what can I do to fix it? What is bleeding?
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Why is my paint streaking or discolouring after I have painted it and what can I do to fix it? What is bleeding?

Sometimes if a piece of furniture has been oiled so much over the years that streaking and discoloration of the paint may appear even after you have cleaned with Lacquer Thinners and prepared the piece of furniture for painting. This is called bleeding and occurs due to the amount of oil that has been absorbed into the wood. In this event we recommend doing the following:

  • After your second coat of paint, wait at least 4 hours.
  • Put on gloves. The Glaze is non-toxic and is a water based pure acrylic sealant that will leave a latex film on your hands if you are not wearing gloves. It can however be cleaned from your hands with soap and warm water should you prefer not to wear gloves- Just a useful tip!
  • Dip a damp, clean, colourless cloth in the Clear Glaze (do not dilute the Glaze). It works well if you pour the Glaze into an ice cream tub and work from there.  Squeeze out excess moisture and evenly wipe the surface with a good, even coat of Clear Glaze. 
  • Leave for 12 hours and then repaint onto the Glaze.
  • The Glaze acts as a barrier between the bleeding and the paint coat.

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