It is a very smooth surface. by Yote 53 on Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:51 pm . 4 Posts . Sanding smooths it out and allows you to get a buttery soft finish. You can paint any kind of clear lacquer over latex paint. Can you put polyurethane over chalk paint. Turn the knob up slightly and test-spray another line. Can i put a minwax polycrylic brush on gloss clear coat over a piece of spray painted wood? If you use anything, use a waterbased clear poly varnish. The truthful answer to this question is that you shouldn’t paint an oil-based product directly over latex paint, but it can be done if a sealing coat is used to separate the layers. Doing so will cause the paint to peel. If not, the newly-painted surface will bubble, peel, crack or generally not stick. The hard finish cracks easily when dinged. Can you seal chalk paint with polycrylic. It has very little odor, is non-flammable, cleans up easily with soap and water, and can be recoated in only 2 hours. Accordingly, can you paint over water based Polycrylic? I can’t quote what he/she said but, I believe, the main object was to make acrylic latex more sprayable and, secondarily, make it more durable and smoother. I applied a coat of Minwax fast drying polyurethane on a bookshelf for my daughter's bedroom. I have yet to paint on my logo but am starting that this weekend. To get the best performance out of the paint sprayer, make sure to hold it mostly upright so that the straw can pull the paint from the reservoir out the nozzle. I was doing some reading on the interweb recently and came across a comment where someone made a 50-50 mix of acrylic latex paint and Minwax Polycrylic plus some Floetrol for spraying. Just to be on the safe side, next time you do a detailed project it wouldn't hurt to give it a thin coat of Mod Podge over the design part and then when thats dry go for the polycrilic coat. Minwax polycrylic protective finish is a crystal clear ultra fast drying protective topcoat. Protect adjacent areas from overspray. However, if it feels rough to the touch after a coat of polycrylic, you can sand with 400 grit sandpaper to make it smooth. Polycrylic over Spray paint. Having said that, it is best to allow the paint to be cured for 30 days, if new. Other types of paint would have to be tested on your own for compatibility. Polycrylic is water based which means you need to repaint the piece with a water-based paint , such as acrylic paint . So if you are looking for a nice glossy and easy to use finish for your paintings, give Polycrylic a try. Instead, you should be using a different type of paint - you can use Minwax Polycrylic. Avoiding Sanding and Priming Prep Surfaces with varnish, polyurethanes, or other sealants or finishes require sanding before any paint can be properly applied. For layering paint, the general rule of paint is “fat over lean”. For those individuals who don’t know specifically what polyurethane is, it’s a synthetic product that works in the same way as paint, rubber, metal, wood, and other materials do. The whole point of Polycrylic is to be a protective coating over wood and paint, so painting over it is somewhat counterproductive. Shake can vigorously for two minutes. Polycrilic can be used over most surfaces including both oil and water based paints. I took a cotton swab and gently applied new acrylic-latex paint over the spots with the lightest coat possible (the cotton swab allowed for was was almost just a re-coloring and barely a re-coat). I actually used SW Resilience, which is an exterior acrylic latex paint … If you stain the whole thing, you will save yourself a little time and headache, but then you will need a higher quality paint, which will need to have a primer that can go over the stain. You can lacguer over Acrylic paint as long as it's 100% acrylic. Can you please clarify this so we can provide the correct information to the 91k + members in our group? Hold the gun tip 12 to 14 inches away from and perpendicular to the edge. Should I Polycrylic over Paint? In general, it not recommended to put a hard finish over a soft finish. Can you use polycrylic protective finish on chalk paint. So i think almost 6mo a year later i decided to redo it. Applying one or two coats of polyurethane to a painted surface is a good way to protect the paint. i.e., a water-based polyurethane. I haven't seen the snake but if the entire piece is painted with no wood showing you could sand it with 220 grit to give the finish some "tooth" and then paint it with Gesso. Any type of polyurethane can be used over chalk paint. Some are just better options for others but water-based and oil-based polyurethane can go over chalk paint just like latex paint. You can manufacture it to be hard like wood, spongy like upholstery, Aerosol Polycrylic Use. Yes, you can apply Polycrylic over vinyl decals. If it was finished with a minwax polycrylic don t try to paint over it with anything oil based. Hold can vertically 12 inches from surface and depress button fully. The reply: Polycrylic can be applied over latex paint. Many find it easier to use than traditional polyurethane. The pressure is just right when the paint flows evenly out of the gun in a single stream. I am sure the rustoleum spray paint is oil based. The nozzle can be turned in three directions, to give you a flat spray (both horizontal and vertical) and a cone spray (like a can of spray paint). For most smaller jobs, an aerosol can of water-based varnish will do the job. It depends. Polyurethane is a very useful product with multiple uses. A polyurethane finish can prolong the life of paint and prevent ultra violet rays from causing it to fade. Spray the edges. Paint doesn’t raise the grain of the wood, so I typically do not sand between coats of polycrylic over paint. Re: Painting over Polycrylic I know this answer is a bit late for this question but I'de like to add my two cents in case it may help someone else with a similar problem. Because latex paint has built-in flexibility, it doesn’t make the ideal base for oil paint, which has a hard finish. Lean paints are water based, and fats are oil based. If you want to seal your paint, you could try using a water-based polyurethane like Minwax Polycrylic, but I don’t think it will adhere well because the paint is semi-gloss. Make sure you clean the surface after sanding. You can get it in a spray can (which I’ve never tried) or in various different sized cans. If the coverage is too light or there is lots of overspray, the pressure is too high. While both polyurethane and polycrylic can be applied over water - based or oil- based paints and finishes, you may find that polycrylic doesn't dry quickly over matte latex paint due to additives in the paint . Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 2, 2015. Some paints claim to be 100% acrylic but arent. The Polycrylic comes in matte, satin, semi-gloss and gloss. Spray overlapping bands of varnish to coat the surface lightly. Thanks But you can also seal furniture with polycrylic. A smooth finish is doable with a paint brush if you're experienced, but the best finishes are typically sprayed on. Hold the can vertically at around 12 inches from the surface and fully depress the can’s button. Typically does not yellow over time. We have done quite a bit of lacquer over acrylic paints,use it for cabinets,with a decorative glaze in the detail then put lacquer over it. Then, repeat for 10 seconds after each minute of using the product. I have constructed my first set of boards and have completed painting them with exterior semigloss latex paint. In this post we’ll show you how to create a professional-grade paint … I'm painting my gun stock and I'm wondering if I use latex as a base coat and use spray paint over the top to get a camo pattern. If you are working on that kind of deep, liquid finish, you probably already know more than me! Hold the can about 8 inches from the surface at about a 30-degree angle. Technically speaking, yes you could paint over Polycrylic, but it is somewhat pointless. Can you put polyurethane over chalk paint. Applying Polycrylic Over Vinyl Decals. Please let me make sure I didn’t take a wrong turn here. or I can use spray paint as a base then use latex to add a blueish hue or tint, and then use spray paint over the spray paint/latex to add camo or strips. Use a water-based product if you're concerned about color because it won't yellow as much as an oil-based one. Unfortunately, when many do-it-yourselfers apply polyurethane over a water-based latex or acrylic paint, they end up with rampant flaking. Learn how to apply polycrylic over paint to protect your painted furniture projects from water damage and nicks and scrapes. Recoating time is 2 hours and it’s fully dry in 24hrs. That aside, you are not supposed to use a polyurethane over paint and if you call the manufacturers, they will say "you can try it, but we don't guarantee anything." When you suggested I consider “waterborne” I assumed you meant as a topcoat over the acrylic latex paint I already used. I did a test piece and it looks fine 24 hours later, but will it fail in the future or start to chip? Wait at least 24 hours before applying Polycrylic™ over Minwax® Wood Finish™ stain. Can you put polyurethane over chalk paint? Any of the brands listed in this post, including our top pick, can be used if you want to use poly over chalk paint. So far, I really like the finish with just paint. Polycrylic over latex is a good finishing combo, unless you are trying for a very high gloss, polished look, which would be unusual in the kind of projects seen here. Using Minwax for such a simple job is overkill and a waste of money. You cannot paint latex straight over lacquer,have to prime with lacquer undercoat. If it was finished with a Minwax Polycrylic, don't try to paint over it with anything oil based. Second, putting an oil based finish over a white base will change the color the white to amber or yellow. Can be used in a. Polycrylic is generally said to dry clear too but as long as you re careful with your application. It’s durable, flexible, and resilient. Protect adjacent areas from overspray. Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it … Can You Paint Over Polycrylic? I was about to apply polycrylic (I need a hard, no-stick surface) but I noted a few spots that needed a touch up after a light sanding. You can get it here: Amazon USA The secret of using spray polycrylic is to ensure you shake the can vigorously for two minutes before starting. Repeat for 10 seconds after each minute of use. 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