Glazing with the Secrets

Glazing is an old school paint technique that has been around for ages.

So what is glazing? Glazing is a painting technique that requires a thin, transparent layer on a painting which modifies the appearance of the underlining paint color. While glazing is an extremely old school painting technique, the Secrets however are like no other product on the market today. It's versatility simply can't be beat.

While the secrets operate as multiple crafting mediums, today we are going to concentrate on glazing. It's a simple process that yields various results depending on color combinations and technique. 

The Secrets give you the look you crave, without the wait. Unlike traditional glazes, the Secrets dry rapidly while still remaining workable even when dry. It's almost like having DIY super powers. SeaPaint is reactivated by water. This beautiful little magic trick enables possibilities that you never thought possible. 

Choose from our 13 shades or mix our shades to create your own. 

To begin you will need the following:

 Secret shade- for glazing

 SeaPaint  - for base coat

SeaGlass TopCoat- to seal SeaPaint prior to glazing (optional) and for final coat

Mermaid Brush- to brush on base coat 

Weathering Brush- to apply SeaGlaze

Damp sponge- to wipe excess product away to reveal beautiful dimension


Step 1. Shake SeaPaint prior to use. Light dip your mermaid brush into your shade of choice. Next, brush on SeaPaint or Secret. Brush on in one direction and follow your strokes all the way through for best coverage. 

Step 2. Brush or wipe on a thin coat of SeaGlass TopCoat. Let dry for 5 minutes.

(optional but suggested)

Step 3. Lightly dip your weathering brush into your Secret shade of choice. Lightly sweep the brush over the painted or stained surface. Let it sit for a minute so that it is partially dry. The longer you let dry the deeper color you will achieve. 

Step 4. Moving in one direction, use your damp sponge to lightly wipe away excess and blend the Secret into all the nooks and crannies. If you missed a spot, your weathering brush is a good tool for reaching those hard places. 

Step 5. Let dry for 10 minutes. Brush on or wipe on SeaGlass TopCoat  to protect your finish.

With 31 shades of SeaPaint and 13 shades of Secret, that's over 400 possibilities.  





  • I’d love a catalog too esp with color charts of the paints vs the glazes.
    Tools are very important too – do you describe what each tool accomplishes?

    Anita Swanepoel
  • Do you have a video that can help me paint kitchen cabinets, plus use the glaze over them? New at this!!!

    Toni Spaccarelli
  • Descriptions/ pictures of your tools/ brushes, papers, wax etc. Would like to share info with ladies from church craft group. Thank you! Love playing with the paints!

    Diana Dickerson
  • Can I use this glaze over laminate or a piece I have painted with another brand of chalk paint?

    Penny Orr
  • Yes! So this is the technique I used to get the beautiful Patina on the iron cross! Didn’t even remember I read this a while ago. Thanks so much Jess (& staff) for your blog! ;-)


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