Final coat of something over hi-gloss paint?

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Forum topic by jesinfla posted 05-08-2016 02:59 PM 465 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-08-2016 02:59 PM

I’ve never finished any real wood piece, so this is my first and I would like it to come out decent – it’s not perfect by any means as I can see problems in my joints, but from a distance it doesn’t look terrible.

I’m applying the final coats of hi-gloss black paint to my display cases and wondering if I should apply a final coat of something to make it really shiny and stand out?

Shellac? Varnish? Sealer? anything like that for a last coat on a hi-gloss painted surface?

Thanks as always in advance.

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#1 posted 05-08-2016 03:27 PM

Paste wax

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 12:32 AM

A cleat coat of the same type of paint that your using is the only thing you should use.

-- Gerry,

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