With Paint Couture there is usually no sanding and no priming, just a thorough cleaning. It is easy to apply, it is super smooth and lays on very flat with little to no brush marks. The dry look is a matte finish and As it is 100% Acrylic paint it becomes very hard and very durable. A Glaze or Couture Topcoat is recommended but not required. Clean up is easy with just soap and water.