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Advice for clear coat over milk paint

Posted by kachinee (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 20, 12 at 1:10

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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RE: Advice for clear coat over milk paint

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.

RE: Advice for clear coat over milk paint

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.

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