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Forum topic by IAMike posted 05-07-2015 05:10 AM 832 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2015 05:10 AM

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I’m making a wedding present, some lawn dice made from 4×4 fir. Primed and painted her school colors. I want to put a top coat on it, to make it as resilient as possible, because they think they know how to tailgate down at LSU. Rolling of the dice would be done primarily on grass, otherwise on a fake turf mat I’m also making. The paint I used is Glidden Duo acrylic. What sort of top coat should I use, to make it glossy and resilient? Would spray lacquer work? Thanks in advance, I’m pretty new to woodworking and not at all accomplished at finishing.

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#1 posted 05-07-2015 06:12 AM

Although I love lacquer this is a job for Poly. If you know someone with some left over Poly Floor finish, that would be ideal.

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 01:37 PM

Definitely not a lacquer job, I might even consider a top coat epoxy for this. I would recommend Behlens rockhard table top varnish. It’s the hardest poly-based product I have used.

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 02:04 PM

My go to exterior finish –

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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