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Forum topic by jimmy J posted 10-06-2013 11:32 PM 854 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimmy J

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10-06-2013 11:32 PM

i’ve finished my new mudroom bench/shoe rack – pics to come. Wife wanted it painted and thus it is. To add an extra bit of protection to it, as it will be beaten up fairly well, someone recommended that i put wax on it, and another to spray a coat of lacquer on it. Do either of these techniques seem right to the pros here?

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 12:21 AM

No; wax is no protection; lacquer is more trouble than it’s worth plus may react with the paint. Best to add another coat of paint now and when it gets beat up.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 12:41 AM

I have used water based poly over paint to provide a harder surface on my shop shelves. But I’m not a “pro”.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 02:35 AM

All my painted projects get sprayed with waterborne poly.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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