Polycryclic over Waterlox OF

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Forum topic by orangeblue posted 03-25-2016 12:53 PM 565 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2016 12:53 PM

I just finished up my pecan table, I have 7 coats of Waterlox OF on it. Looks amazing, but way too glossy. It will be in a room with alot of windows and the reflections would be terrible.
I want to do a satin finish. I got a sample of the waterlox satin and can’t seem to get it to go on smooth at all, it leaves brush strokes. On a sample peice of course… I use polycrylic to put a protective coat on painted furniture, and it sprays really nicely out of HVLP, and goes on smooth and clear.

Whats the thoughts on spraying a coat of Polycrylic satin over the waterlox?

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#1 posted 03-25-2016 01:26 PM

Have you tried reducing the gloss by rubbing with #000 or #0000 steel wool? Or grey Scotchbrite? Or rubbing compound with a buffer?

Polycrylic is pretty soft for a table top, but it should stick. I’m thinking it would be best to let the waterlox cure for ~30 days, then sand with 320 to give the polycrylic something to hold on to. Always the possibility the polycrylic will flafe off in the future as the wood moves.

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