oil water hybrid paint

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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 04-16-2015 12:32 AM 527 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2015 12:32 AM

I am painting a face frame for a drawer front.

1. is it beneficial to sand between coats of paint?
2. is there a sealer or poly I can apply over the hybrid paint to extend the longevity of the finish?

Thanks- Andrew

-- Andrew, California

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 12:48 AM

There are many companies that manufacture this type of paint and in different finishes from primers all the way up to high gloss enamels. Most can be over coated with a waterborne poly but you should check with the manufacturer to insure there are no incompatibility issues with their products.

The Waterbased oil enamel are quite durable and I would not think you would need to overcoat it with poly unless it is an extremely high service area.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 12:48 AM

1) if you are planning on 2 coats, yes. For 3 coats, you could just sand prior to the 3rd.

2) you probably could put a clear poly or lacquer on top, but not sure why you’d think that necessary. The oil-water hybrid paints are pretty tough on their own. A top coat doesn’t add much, if any, protection. It would also interfere with the ability to do repairs to the finish

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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