mixing woodglue with water to seal flaking paint

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Forum topic by HoffShop posted 05-27-2015 02:41 AM 1297 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2015 02:41 AM

has anyone done this? I have an old crate with the paint peeling and flaking off. It looks super cool, but I know with more use the paint will continue to flake off creating a hazard (and a mess). I heard that mixing woodglue with water and then painting it on will give you a good seal without damaging the current look. has anyone tried this? and if so, what was the glue:water ratio? thanks

-- Ryan-woodworking since 2014

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#1 posted 05-27-2015 05:51 AM

The only product I have seen with a claim to stop peeling is Zinsser Peel Stop Clear Binding Primer, but have not used it.

Some use Elmers glue watered down to create a crackle finish.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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