Wise Owl's Matte and Satin Varnish is unlike any other water-based topcoat. Our varnish formula is truly revolutionary. We utilize a crystal clear resin to yield serious protection that will not yellow or discolor whites due to the crystal clear technology. Our Varnish provides industrial grade strength suitable for cabinets and high traffic areas. The matte varnish is a truly flat finish to preserve the matte quality of Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint and the Satin Varnish has a slight sheen. Apply in thin even coats and allow adequate dry time in between coats. Try using a Cling On F50 or F40. or F30 bush to apply for the smoothest finish.