Water based poly and latex paint

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Forum topic by price posted 04-30-2012 05:41 PM 5273 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-30-2012 05:41 PM

My search turned up a bunch of stuff about one over the other, but nothing about mixing them.

I know a guy that builds cabinets professionally who swears he does this all the time. 1:1 mix then applies it with a paint roller. He told me it yields kind of a piano finish and that its perfect for the interiors of kitchen cabinets etc. Unfortunately I have not actually SEEN the end result, so I can only go by what he told me. Has anybody tried this? Can you confirm or debunk the results?


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#1 posted 04-30-2012 05:49 PM

Hi Price,
Here’s my post about using my HVLP machine with latex paint mixed with water based poly, I like the look of the mix personally it has a much glossier look to it.


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#2 posted 04-30-2012 05:59 PM

Excellent, thanks!

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 06:27 PM

I’ve put Minwax Polyacrylic over latex paint in high ware applications and it worked fine.

Never mixed though

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