Marabu Decorlack is water-based high-gloss acrylic varnish – varnish and colour in one product!
For hobby and craft, it is brilliant and with very high coverage. Marabu Decorlack is weather-resistant saliva-proof and light-fast. Ideal for free-hand painting, serviette technique, stencilling, stamping as well as for nearly all craft techniques.
- High-gloss acrylic lacquer – lacquer and paint in one
- Large selection of brilliant shades
- Best paintability, high opacity
- Lightfast, weatherproof, saliva-proof
Airbrush with Marabu Decorlack Acryl
The airbrush technique with Marabu colors offers you great design options on a variety of surfaces – from paper, wood and handicraft materials to glass and porcelain to textiles and silk.
Stepless color gradients or sharp contours can be perfectly realized in the spray technique, photographically accurate representations succeed through special effects such as metallic gloss or mirror reflexes. The paint is mixed with the air flow in the spray gun and applied in wafer-thin layers of paint through constant movement. By varying the nozzle opening, the distance to the painting surface or the use of stencils, there are hardly any limits to your artistic freedom.
- General processing instructions:
- Stir the colors well before use and sieve if necessary
- The thinner must be matched to the color and the background – Basically, the colors should be so liquid that they flow through a tea strainer
- The surface must be free of dust and grease
- Ventilate the workplace well and protect it from spray mist
- When changing colors, the spray gun should be rinsed with the appropriate cleaning agent – for water-based Marabu paints this is simply water
- After use, clean tools carefully with the appropriate cleaning agent
- Carry out preliminary tests
Color type-specific information on the airbrush technique:
- Airbrush with Marabu Decorlack Acryl
- Nozzle size: from 0.2 mm
- Pressure: from 2 bar
- Dilution: 4 parts paint to 1 part water
- Cleaning of tools: with water
The specified values for nozzle size, ink viscosity and pressure are guide values that must be coordinated.
Take the most beautiful serviette motifs, prime z. B. a clay pot with Marabu Decormatt Acryl or Marabu Decorlack Acryl, place the cut-out motif on it, varnish with Marabu Napkin Varnish & Glue and the masterpiece is done! We will show you how easy it is to learn this type of decoupage.
In addition, Marabu offers the opportunity to implement new, fascinating ideas with three special water-based mediums: the craquelure medium for the crackle lacquer technique, the textile medium for the serviette technique on fabric and the porcelain medium for the serviette technique on ornamental objects made of porcelain, ceramics and glass .
On the product page for the colorless liquid lacquers from Marabu you will find everything about these three mediums and the serviette lacquers & glues, matt and glossy.
For the serviette technique you need:
- Napkins of your choice
- Marabu Decormatt Acryl or Marabu Decorlack Acryl
- Marabu napkin varnish & glue, matt or glossy
- soft hairbrush
- Water cup
- any objects made of wood, papier-mâché, polystyrene, terracotta, glass, plastic, modeling clay, stone, etc.
How to do it:
- Prime the object to be designed with a color tone of Decormatt Acryl or Marabu Decorlack Acryl that matches the serviette motif.
- Now cut out the serviette motif, carefully remove the top, printed layer and place it on the dried primer.
- Now paint the whole motif including the background with Marabu Napkin Lacquer & Glue. Always stroke from the center of the motif to the edge. Let dry, done!
Crackling in the serviette technique
You can achieve beautiful crack formations by using the colorless Marabu Krakelee Medium.
- Prime with Marabu Decormatt Acryl or Marabu Decorlack Acryl; blow dry.
- Spread medium evenly over it; blow dry.
- Apply Decormatt Acryl or Marabu Decorlack Acryl quickly; the crackle effect occurs immediately. Leave to dry for at least 1 hour.
- And then we continue with the serviette technique.
Tips and hints:
- The thicker the top layer of paint, the larger the cracks; for fine cracks, the paint must be applied thinly.
- You can influence the character of the craquelure effect with the brushing direction of the top application of paint: Vertical brushing in one direction causes more vertical and horizontal cracks, circular applications of paint result in cloud-like effects.
- Just try it out!
- If some cracks have become too large, you can paint them again with Krakelee medium and the appropriate paint to get finer cracks.
- The crackle effect can also be achieved without a primer. Just start with the craquelure medium…
- Apply the top coat of paint only once
- painting over the still wet paint would destroy the crackle effect.
Glazes are layers of paint that allow the substrate to shine through – a very interesting thing e.g. B. with wood to bring out the character of the grain. With the acrylic paints Decormatt Acryl and Marabu Decorlack Acryl, a glazing painting is possible in addition to an opaque application of paint. Simply dilute the paint with a little water. A final coat of paint with the colorless Marabu paint protects the diluted paint from abrasion.
Glazing painting/glazing technique.
Glazes are layers of paint that allow the substrate to shine through – a very interesting thing e.g. B. with wood to bring out the character of the grain. However, structured papers (e.g. Japanese paper) and the like can also be effectively “colored” in a transparent manner. There are no limits to taste and imagination!
Glazing painting is possible with the opaque acrylic colors Decormatt Acryl and Decorlack Acryl if the color is diluted with a little water. A final coat of paint with the colorless Marabu paint protects the diluted paint from abrasion.