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Americana Decor Silk

AMERICANA DECOR® SUEDE™

LIGHTLY
TEXTURED ACRYLIC

Americana Decor® Suede™

Americana Decor® Suede™ are lightly textured acrylics whose rich, decadent colors create the appearance of velvety suede. Adding subtle dimension, these paints easily elevate any project with the luxurious look of these warm textures.

To protect your Suede project, DecoArt offers Suede Varnish. This topcoat adds a clear, velvety-matte finish to any project. DecoArt Suede Varnish is a durable topcoat that fuses with the paint to provide a soft-to-the-touch finish and a strong layer of protection against daily use.

Colors Available

Americana Decor® Suede™ paints come in gorgeous home decor colors and a clear, matte varnish.

Khaki
Khaki
Burgundy
Burgundy
Light Fern
Light Fern
Olive
Olive
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
Mauve
Mauve
Plum
Plum
Suede
Suede
Coffee
Coffee
Charcoal
Charcoal
Suede Varnish
Suede Varnish

How to Use Suede

Shake well. Apply with a brush in a cross-hatching motion. Allow to dry between coats. Protect finish with a topcoat of Suede Varnish. Fully cured in 7-10 days. Water-based. Permanent. Soap and water clean-up.

Add a clear, soft finish with DecoArt Suede Soft-Touch Matte Varnish. This durable topcoat fuses with the paint to provide a strong layer of protection against daily use. To use, shake well and apply with a brush. Allow to dry to the touch before adding additional coats. Cure for 7 days before heavy use. Water-based. Soap and water clean-up.

Tips for Suede

For best results, use a fan brush or flat brush that correlates in size to that of your project.

To apply the product, use a loaded brush and paint on the surface with a crosshatch motion. With most surfaces, 2 coats will cover and saturate with color - be sure to allow the first coat to dry completely before applying a second.

After letting the surface dry completely, apply the Suede Varnish using the same crosshatch method, as to not have combating surface textures.

Suede can also be used for stenciling. Simply set the stencil in place, secure with painters tape and use a flat brush to apply the paint through the stencil. Remove stencil immediately (do not wait for the Suede to dry as that may form a bridge with the stencil).

Suede looks great when applied on it's own but also looks beautiful as an accent along with one of our other DecoArt Products.

Decorating Ideas:

  1. Paint a dresser with Americana Decor Chalky Finish and paint the drawers in Suede!
  2. Paint a side table with Suede and add a bold accent by stenciling over it with Americana Decor Texture Metallic!
  3. Paint a table top with any of our Americana Decor Products, such as American Decor Satin and paint the legs with Suede.

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