Collection: Glazes

Bring out the details of your piece with Wise Owl's water based glaze, perfect for any project!


Tips:  Apply the glaze to your project after your final coat of paint has dried completely (allow paint to dry 24 hours before applying). For best results, lightly sand your painted piece,  brush on glaze in sctions and use a damp lint-free cloth to remove the excess. Allow glaze to fully dry for 2 hours. Glaze produces a strong finish but Wise Owl Varnish may be applied after 24 hours. Wearing gloves can prevent temporary staining.


Matte Glaze Colors:

  • Black Walnut: A brown with gray undertones that is perfect for antiquing over whites, creams, or colors like Vintage Duck Egg and Higgins Lake. Perfect for using as a stain.
  • Whitewash: Perfect for using in the details over black or dark colors. Will give a farmhouse or beachy affect. Wonderful also used as a stain, layered in combination with Driftwood and Black Walnut. Whitewash also works perfect for a limewashed finish.
  • Driftwood: The perfect medium gray. Amazing as a stain or over details to create a modern farmhouse or beachy finish.
  • Java: A dark brown with slight rust undertones, Java is the perfect stain replacement! It will provide a rich finish to any piece.
  • Black: Classically black. Perfect in the details over any color. Great used as a stain as well!

Metallic Glaze Color Descriptions:

  • Opalescent Pearl: A super popular color that can be used just on details, or fully over any paint color to give it a classic opalescent finish!


What is glaze?

Glaze is a semi-translucent medium that will take your painting to the next level!

Use it in the recesses and crevices, on top of details, as a stain, to refinish hardware, or as a “wash” to deepen the color and add visual interest to a piece.