Advice for clear coat over milk paint

kachineeOctober 20, 2012

I am painting cabinets with milk paint...three coats over unfinished wood.

I used a brush and 3.5" foam roller for the sample door and it looks good. No streaks or brush marks. Now I am trying to decide how to apply a water based polyurethane....brushing it on vs. spraying. Any suggestions for me on this and if you think I should spray on the clear cost, what kind of sprayer should I purchase to spray water based poly with my compressor?

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You can use a foam roller to apply it and then level it with a Syntox brush. It will most likely require two coats with a 320 grit sanding between coats.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 7:52PM
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Thank you for the suggestion on the Purdey syntox brush. That worked beautifully with both the water based paint and poly.
I actually found that I get a better finish with this particular product by first hitting the crevices with the brush and then finishing with the foam roller. I guess it depends on the product one is working with as to which gives the best finish.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 12:45AM
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