Clear coat over scuffed latex paint with stain

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Forum topic by Dchip posted 12-13-2011 08:45 PM 1727 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2011 08:45 PM

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Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic – Any one have any info on this product? Is it a water-based lacquer? The only acrylic (besides paint?) I’ve come across is the Minwax water-based Polyacrylic, and even that I’ve never used. I’m mostly concerned with compatibility issues. I have a cabinet I painted with two colors, then sanded through in areas, then put on an oil stain and quickly rubbed it off. What exactly are my clear coat options, and should I put down a coat of shellac beforehand? I dont really want to build a thick finish, but i do want a slight sheen and more importantly protection (which also throws wax into the mix as an option). Any and all input appreciated. Thanks.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#1 posted 12-14-2011 07:55 PM

For possible future searches -

the stuff went on a test piece real well and dried very quickly. The oil-stain seems to not be an issue, though it was an incredibly light coat, was wiped off almost immediately, and was allowed to dry. It has far less noxious vapors than lacquer, though still not pleasant (respirator). Not yet sure about long-term durability.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 01:05 AM

I use Modern Masters water based poly. Won’t yellow, and cleans up well. Sheens of your choice though I don’t want any high gloss on my stuff. Just my opinion.


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#3 posted 12-15-2011 02:19 AM

I’ve used Minwax Polycrylic as a clear coat on several latex painted pieces with no hassles. A couple of my desk projects are in great shape after 5-6 years of use.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#4 posted 12-15-2011 03:33 AM

I use minwax Polycrylic all the time. I do distressed furniture, the secret I have learned (the hard way) is to apply it very thin, more thin coats are better than 1-2 thicker ones. I used to brush it on, then I switched to rubber foam brushes or I will wipe it on. I use the satin finish on my work. I refinished a mission glider chair 4 years ago,it is used daily by the grandkids and it is standing up very well. 2 THUMBS up for Minwax Polycrylic !

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