The photo above is not an optical illusion. The containers shown are side by side, but the container on the left, is Annie’s Gloss Lacquer that is packaged in the 750 mL tins. The container on the right, is Annie’s Lacquer that was packaged in the 1000 mL .
The 1000 mL container will be phased out through 2019. Besides the obvious packaging difference above, something to point is that in May of 2019, Annie Sloan introduced a new sheen- that being her Gloss Lacquer since in the past, only a matt was available.
In May of 2019, Annie’s also introduced her Matte Lacquer in new packaging of the 750 mL container.
The very exciting quality of both the 750 mL containers of Gloss Lacquer and Matte Lacquer, is that can both be used for interior and exterior projects…. where as in the past, the Annie’s Lacquer that was packaged in the 1000 mL container was only for interior use. Annie’s Lacquer packaged in the 750 mL containers also has UV Protection so it will help minimize the fading of bright colors from the hot sun.
Something to keep in mind- is that applying Lacquer is not like applying paint! It does not like to be over handled. If you click HERE it will link you to a detailed post that we wrote with detailed instructions and tips on how to best use Annie’s Lacquer.
Also, as noted in the spec sheet below, be careful when applying the Matte Lacquer over “dark” colored colors! You do not want too many coats or for it to be too thick because it can cause white hazing.
DIFFERENCES IN THE 750mL vs 1000mL Lacquer Container:
- the coverage per square foot has increased. The 750mL containers will cover approximately 200 sq ft the 1000ml was specified to cover 100 sq ft. (I know what you are thinking, less Lacquer but more coverage…but that is correct)
- the 750mL can be used on BOTH inside and outside painting projects
- there is a UV protector
- it is certified “Toy Safe”
- Gloss is now available as a sheen
If applying over a surface with multiple colors, like if you created a floor cloth as shown below – use a light touch or light pressure with your brush. You do not want to over brush. In fact- you could use a foam roller and then, lightly brush it out. If you apply too much pressure, you can run the risk of pulling paint.
Remember- you cannot apply Lacquer over Annie’s wax!
(It does not matter that color of the wax either) Wax is an organic material, your Lacquer will eventually peel off.
It may not be right away, but it will.
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