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Forum topic by sstraub posted 07-20-2012 09:23 PM 1976 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2012 09:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: spray polycrylic how long should i wait to apply polycrylic vanity

I recently sanded down my bathroom vanity (cabinets are wood, and frame is particle board), and then primed it with bulls eye 123. I let it sit for two days then painted it with semi-gloss acrylic paint. How long should I wait to apply the polycrylic and should I use the spray or the regular version, considering it dries fast and can be hard to get an even coat?


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#1 posted 07-21-2012 05:24 AM

If the paint is completely dry then you can apply the Polycrylics. Yes I would spray it.

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 07:56 AM

Should I do multiple coats and sand between each coat? Or is sanding not required with the spray

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 02:23 PM

I would use at least two coats ,the instructions says to put one coat on and wait two hours and I lightly sand with 600 wipe down with a damp lint free cloth and recoat. It you are not happy with what it looks like repeat the process in two hours.

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 11:34 PM

Thank you for your assistance. Home depot only had 420 grit sandpaper, but I have a wood sand sponge that is very fine, so I suppose that will work. I also got lucky because the Miniwax semi-gloss polycrylic was on sale for 4.40 as opposed to 11.00.

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 01:00 AM

Glad to help. Sounds like a bargain on the Polycrylic. Good luck on your cabinets

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 01:19 AM

Check with auto supply stores (esp those that carry paint) for finer grit sandpaper.

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