How do you make painted objects durable?
Suppose you want to paint a metal tray with acrylics (already base coated, so painting on top of latex) and you want to use that tray daily so it's in and out of water all the time, being sponged down and having bowls carried on it daily.
Is there a way to make it durable for all that? Like, could you coat it with polyurethane, or maybe spar varnish (made for boats) and get durability out of it?
I don't want to work hard on something and then see my work peel up. But I don't like any of the trays commercially available.
Can this be done?
The piece was already properly prepped and painted, btw, so my question is about top-coating.
This post was edited by oceanna on Tue, Oct 8, 13 at 22:25