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is it ok to spray polyurethane over enamel paint

It is absolutely going to be fabulous I’m sure!! So it could be latex for interior enamel or something like acrylic for exterior. Learn how your comment data is processed. I hate working alone and consequently get little accomplished. I ended up having to sand that veneer stuff off almost completely before priming with oil-based paint and then painting in order to get it to stick. Wash the surface. SO the $2 Krylon wannabe is apealing as I may screw up and I would hate to waste $6-$12 on poly or lacquer. Polyurethane can be used over enamel paint, which often provides a harder finish than latex-based paints. The topcoat eliminates the sticking issue. I’m literally holding the top coat in my hand while I’m completely frozen trying to figure out what to do next (I don’t want to mess this up!) I sprayed mine. I always told my (numerous) kids, “Good enough, isn’t!”. Can’t wait to see your cabinets in all their glory. If you go too thick, it’ll run and drip. I’d call that satin, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. But if the Enamel is super glossy, you will have to scrape the surface before you start applying the first coat of Polyurethane. (Can you tell I think that stuff is junk?). Thin or thick layer? I don’t always do it that way, but you will end up with a stronger and more durable finish that way. What I have found is moisture gets under the primer and it damages it. My experience has been just the opposite. But the easiest way to remove that shiny top coat of lacquer or varnish is to rough it up with some sandpaper. I don't want to spend the only $20 I have and end up with a crappy paint job and spending the next $20 I get on fixing it. And wondering, “How can Kristi be OK with that?” Guess she can’t! Why did it take me two days to do a one-day job? Have you heard anything about it??? It dries way to fast, does not self-level, and has ruined more than one project of mine, so that wasn’t even an option. I’ve spent the last two days covering everything — walls, floor, countertops, doorways — so that I can spray my cabinets. It was fine, but I wasn’t impressed enough with it to use it again. I can get ply in a can and tint it then use my small airbrush to paint it, but this may require thinner and one more thing to screw up. Sample size is only to check out a color and give to kids for art projects ! What a pain! All enamel car paint is not created equal and some brands will not accept a clear coat. You can even spray lacquer over acrylic if it is done in light, mist coats to form … Note, however, that enamel paint bears no similarities with the enamel of molten glass, as there is no glass content in this kind of paint. As far as tint goes, if auto body shops in your area have a local supplier, that's where I'd start looking. After having so much trouble with the Minwax Polycrylic, someone suggested General Finishes Top Coat, so I ordered it for Round 7 of table refinishing, but Round 7 never came (and aren’t we all glad about that?). It adheres perfectly. But if you are lucky enough to have a cute Main Street with cute little boutiques and shops you hit the jackpot. I have used the Advance paint on my last project. I painted cabinets once. Water-based polyurethanes don’t yellow like oil-based poly does. Thanks for the info on the paint brand to use with cabinets and the finish. And rolling is somewhere in between. Especially if you just painted with a latex-based Enamel product, you CAN’T apply any “Polyurethane” or “Polycrylic” base product until the paint is FULLY CURE. They also have clear lacquer in the same line and it is for exterior to, which makes me think it is not latex. Sometimes it’s the only option, and if that’s the case, you can get a beautiful finish with a brush with some patience and attention to detail. I’m sure of it. Can’t wait to see your finished product. You can apply polyurethane over any type of paint, as long as it's clean and has been properly prepared. What about art supply places? It’s General Finishes High Performance Top Coat and it is WONDERFUL! can you use polyurethane on metal? I like to use a Purdy brush. But the finished cabinet door looks amazing!! Kitchen Cabinet Progress -- So Close To Being Finished. Yes, you can. So I sprayed just enough on each coat so that the sheen was consistent, and then let it dry, sanded it lightly,and sprayed again. Now how did you hang the sheeting? If I wait longer than that I have to wait 16-24 hours and then sand. I have used this topcoat on my refinished highly used kitchen table. You may find a lot more paint options, and automotive finishes are usually pretty durable(and good lookin' too). Spraying produces a more matte finish. Polyurethane originally was an oil-based varnish with more plasticity than older varnishes or paints. It acted more like an oil-based poly in that it stayed wet much longer, brushed on beautifully, and self-leveled so that brush strokes are minimized, but it did that without the smell, hassle of clean up, or yellow/amber tint that you get with oil-based poly. Did you have any issues after with cabinets sticking? Yes, that’s right. I am pretty sure BM is the same which is why they call them “color” samples and not “paint” samples. I`m just wondering how you guys clear over enamel after doing a swirl? I should have placed bets on you changing your mind about the spray painting!! I’ve never had even a hint of yellow with General Finishes. I have only used urethane to 'clear coat' bare or tinted wood, never tried it on paint. They now also sell a top coat called Flat Out Flat. I know, I know, no one likes to sand! Can’t wait!! Benjamin Moore ADVANCE is my favorite paint! I have been told it takes about 2 weeks for the Advance to fully cure. It’s going to look professional. Now the finish feels so silky smooth, and it’s very durable and easy to clean. And since this is my last time painting my kitchen cabinets for many years, they deserve the nicest sprayed finish I can give them. Unfortunately, the lowest sheen it comes in is satin. When a painter uses the word "enamel" he is usually referring to a high gloss, smooth, decorative alkyd and/or acrylic top coat. . Do you have a car parts place anywhere in your area? I used Benjamin Moore Advance, which is really high-quality paint developed specifically for cabinets. I just waited overnight. It felt like a really porous matte finish that would be scuffed and stained easily, which isn’t quite what I needed on dining chairs. I’m glad you’re sticking with the brass! If you go too thin, the sheen won’t be consistent. ), Y’all, this is absolutely THE BEST water-based polyurethane I’ve ever used over paint. I Love General Finishes. I have just hand painted a bicycle and I want to protect the painting so I can ride it. Is it possible to spray polyurethane enamel paint without a catalyst/hardener? 2. add topcoat Oil based polyurethane will amber the paint, so use either water based polyurethane, or acrylic lacquer over your latex paint. It’s the alternative to a line of products that rhymes with Fannie Moane. Just about any paint can be sprayed over another if done properly. In other words you want to know how quickly you can put the poly over the freshly painted oil, without sanding and without causing the oil to wrinkle. . I’m applying two coats of the top coat. In looking at the photos in your last post, I was having trouble tearing my eyes away from staring at noticeable brush strokes contrasted against the gorgeous smoothness of a door face. I am, by nature, very independent and find it a bother if I have to work with other people or on a team. Enamel traditionally refers to oil-based paint which dries very hard and will not rewet. I know that acrylic and lacquer do not play nice with each other. My new question is whether glow in the dark paint works well under lacquer, although I doubt any one can answer that. Well, I like a job done right. I have no idea what kind of chemistry is involved in the inexpensive enamel you mentioned, for all I know it may very well be acrylic. Well, I much prefer a true satin or matte finish, but having gone through this before, I knew exactly what I needed to do. Yes, you can put polyurethane over chalk paint. I just never took the time to do it. I’m too much of a perfectionist to deal with others’ mistakes that I feel I have to go back and fix, so I kind of thrive on doing things myself without any help from others, if at all possible. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170114227189&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RCRX_Pr4_PcY_BID_Stores_IT&refitem=170114227097&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=active_view_item&usedrule1=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget. Lightly sand the paint (wipe off) Well, from what I have learned is that "enamel" is used sometimes to just mean gloss paint that has a look of enameled materials, which is totally different type of surface. I have it pictured already in my mind and can’t wait to see if it’s what I envisioned! WOW! I’ve never done this before but I’ve been following along with all of these tutorials for years awaiting my big kitchen reno…which I’m just about to finish! Enamel paint springboards off of its root words "smelt" or "melt," since true enamel is a glass coating that is melted or kiln-baked at extremely high temperatures onto metal or ceramics. (I’m battling cancer again, so I don’t have the energy to do those things. So I took a hundred breaks a day, made excuses for why I needed to stop and look things up online (very, very important things, I’m sure! © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. I always get a silky smooth finish and it is easy to wipe down and does not chip. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170114227189&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RCRX_Pr4_PcY_BID_Stores_IT&refitem=170114227097&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=active_view_item&usedrule1=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget. So, since I used my new favorite polyurethane over the paint on my cabinet doors, naturally I’ll be using it on my cabinets, too. In most cases I have been able to spray my oil base, and come back in 45-60 minutes and spray some poly or poly/varnish over it. Brushing will produce a glossier finish. Click here for more info on the paint sprayer I use, A Green Refrigerator Wall Of Cabinets (Plus, I’m Redoing My Kitchen Floor…Again), My (re)Painted Kitchen Floor — Striped Floor Version 2.0. Polyurethane is a mix of resins and oils that provide a glossy sheen to wood surfaces. Oil based polyurethane will amber the paint, so use either water based polyurethane, or acrylic lacquer over your latex paint. I highly recommend it. I purchased the general finishes Satin topcoat.. now I’m thinking I should’ve went with flat.. Can you tell me how much difference there is between the two? Polyurethane finishes are paint-on liquid coatings used for floors, decks and furniture. Minwax Polycrylic is junk, in my humble opinion. Failure to allow proper drying time can lead to the paint chipping or peeling, and may reduce the effectiveness of the topcoat. Why can it not be used? The cheap "enamel" paint looked like acrylic to me and after curing has a pretty tough surface. Excellent! I don’t know what kind of paint they use for their samples, but I was disappointed because it didn’t seem like the finish would be easy to clean. Spraying polyurethane with a paint sprayer takes out the most volatile variable and makes the entire project far less reliant on your skills as a painter.. Spraying polyurethane requires a few extra steps to ensure quality but the added effort will leave you with a better-looking finish and less time spent fixing mistakes.. All Rights Reserved. Apply a wipe-on polyurethane varnish to protect the paint job if desired. One thing that's going to be extremely hard to answer here is what local stores in your area carry what. Local stores only have black and white acrylic paint and acrylic or polyurethane clear. If you are going to then use a water-based poly since it doesn't yellow like the oil based. It is quicker for Oil-based paint (5 to 10 days). When using the topcoat, do you use a sponge brush or roller, or the purdy brush? Can I just use enamel underneath? In my last post, I said that I was going to paint all of my cabinets with a brush because I couldn’t stand the thought of taping and draping everything for spraying indoors. Sorry for all the questions Kristi. Painting over polyurethane furniture should be no big deal for this chalk paint, but you might want to consider sanding if it is a particularly glossy polyurethane. And I worked hard to get those doors as close to perfect as I could, starting with hours of grain filling and sanding. Yep! I found I preferred tung oil, and I DID try that on paint, it worked well. Also My Kitchen Cabinets I am going to be painting in the Sherwin Williams West highland or Benjamin Moore Dove White. 1. It dries too fast for brushing, and it doesn’t self-level when rolling with one of those small rollers, so you’re either left with a finish with drag marks and uneven sheen from brushing, or a bumpy finish from rolling. So, since I used my new favorite polyurethane over the paint on my cabinet doors, naturally I’ll be using it on my cabinets, too. Will you also be taping the interior of the cabinets? Applying polyurethane over a painted surface will give it an impeccably smooth finish. I found a website with an artist who made and painted a few custom guitars for customers that she used artists oil paint on it. Front Porch & Exterior Makeover (In Progress). ), ate way too many Sun Chips and Fig Newtons and drank way too much tea (because as long as my hands are busy doing something, then I can trick myself into thinking I’m working hard and making progress), spent way too much time on Instagram during the day, and stood around listening to podcasts while staring at my kitchen and dreading the job . Can i put a minwax polycrylic brush on gloss clear coat over a piece of spray painted wood? Or at least that’s what it says on the can. I find it much harder to control the product with a sponge brush. Did you light sand and use waterbased? It's one of my least favorite tasks in any DIY project. As much of a pain the prep work is, I”m so glad you changed your mind and decided to spray the cabinets. If the car has had the mileage clocked then this would also be more apparent. Yes, I heard the same thing. So I got out that General Finishes satin top coat (this is the one I used) and brushed the polyurethane on over the paint… and it totally transformed the finish on those chairs. Sanding. But so do art paints, can these be clear coated with acrylic clear? DougH, May 25, 2007 in DIY (Do It Yourself). Perfect choice! If I started with the satin and absolutely hate it could i do my second (and maybe 3rd) coat in flat to dull it down? I just don't know. But I also want to keep costs low. I’m so excited to see the finished project in your kitchen!! No. The time you save on using the sprayer and the finished product makes it worth it. So if you want to find local- you might have to sniff around. I don’t plan to paint my cabinets again for a very long time, so taking the extra time to do the absolute best job I can this go ’round is worth it. That’s a sprayed finish. Any special prep before laying down coats of clear? I noticed you covered the floor, the backsplash and even hung plastic sheeting. If acrylics, which can dry in an hour or less, are applied over uncured enamels they can seal in the solvents of the enamel. Way to go Kristi! Oh, I love that saying! You’ll have to prime, sand and use oil-based paint in order for your paint to stick to the finish of your wooden furniture. Hoping for a more level coverage! And let me tell you, taping around those cabinet feet was a huge pain in the butt. Click here to see how I get a near-flawless finish with a brush. I found this post on Pinterest while trying to figure out how to get the Minwax Water-based poly to stay smooth after sanding where I can’t see where I’ve sanded. How long did you let the last coat of Advance paint dry before applying the General Finishes top coat? Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it takes several hours longer to dry. They are compatible. Yesterday I had to go to ACE and my Defthane was there again! (About $65/gallon.) Shinier clear coats are more durable, so it’s actually recommended that you start with a shinier one, and then if you want a flat finish, then do the flat as the last coat. Check out this gorgeous finish…. But seeing your results here gives me hope that one day I’ll be up to the challenge and it will look good. What ends up happening is that when you go to polish it out, some areas become thinner and you get an odd looking yellow in some areas, a clear in others, etc. I think it is the acrylic that has black and white color "lacquer" available for the same $6 price. I learned A LOT and haven’t done it again. But I finally got it done. they have more than the typical colors for glow in the dark. Some people choose polyurethane over spray paint, polycrylic, or other finishers because it has a more durable finish that does not chip or cracks over time. So far I`m thinking Testors, but I also have some Tremclad mixed to the colours that I like and it worked well on some test pieces. I actually ordered a quart of satin last year when I was having so much trouble with that one table I refinished/painted over and over. That sprayer does a beautiful job with all kinds of finishes, including both oil- and water-based polyurethanes. But I did it. you sound like me working on taxes! I am wondering what i did wrong. Just make sure the Enamel paint has completely cured before you begin to apply Polyurethane. I do agree about the sheen of the satin. I also look at the $1-$2 clear and think I can paint the guitar for the same price as one can of lacquer...is it work trying? I was thinking acrylic art paint would work under acrylic lacquer, maybe for painting. I’m cheering you on! Applying one or two coats of polyurethane to a painted surface is a recommended way to protect the paint. Do you have to add floetrol to the poly when you spray it? I am just starting my kitchen cabinets at the cottage. I am anxiously waiting to see the finished project. For best results enamel paint should be allowed to dry for three to seven days before applying the finish. Kind of a lot of situations to deal with. Even the green paint from two years ago scrubs off very easily. The curing process takes at least 20 days but can be 30 days or more for Latex paint (depending on condition). If you can’t find it in your area, you can click here to get it on Amazon, which is how I buy mine. And yes, only water-based over water-based. Depends why you want to apply the poly over the enamel. Oil paints take a lot of time to dry. And now two days later, my kitchen looks like this…. Did you cover the ceiling too? Did you ever have a yellow tint come through the top coat after the advance ( with the general finish flat). SW told me their sample paint does not have all the same properties as their actual paint, meaning it will scrub right off. Any suggestions? But I have also used oil base primers and latex but I have used on bare wood or even painted wood that has been prepared. It’s a topcoat, so it’s made to go over other finishes. But it was so different. I am sure the rustoleum spray paint is oil based. When a car is painted with acrylic enamel, a clear coat is applied over the paint. It does not have the “binding agent”. They are compatible. I can’t even imagine what a nightmare that would have been. Anyway, I brushed the General Finishes top coat onto the table top, and to be honest, I expected the same disappointing results that I always get from Polycrylic. Polycrylic doesn’t even spray well, again because it dries too fast. Copyright 2007-2019 - Kristi Linauer, LLC. I have never put a top coat over the paint. Will Polyurethane or Acrylic clear over enamel? Its worth it, regardless of where you get it. But will it polish? This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. So now I can fix the mistakes in my cabinets that the Minwax junk made on them. And I also used it on the breakfast room table before I went back and darkened the finish with my stain/oil-based poly mixture. Oh and when I read that you were brushing it on- I wondered what that was about. You can paint over a surface of polyurethane varnish if you prepare it properly. . That shall be my new mantra. Polyurethane can be used over enamel paint, which often provides a harder finish than latex-based paints. I’ve heard that you should wait until the paint cures but with the advance, that is 30 days! Did I miss it or have you chosen brass vs. black hardware? So why the change of heart? How many coats of the General finishes did you apply? I'm a DIY fanatic remodeling my way through our 1948 fixer upper.More About Kristi. Learned that the hard way. It will wrinkle and raise up blisters in your finish. I have Acrylic clear and poly clear lacquer available for about $6. And speaking of finishes, this time around has been a repeat of the last time I painted my cabinets. But I’ve already sprayed the doors, and they have the most beautiful finish on them. I did that last time, and it was such a pain and a huge waste of time. I've found that they have a yellowish tint too them that becomes more and more obvious as you apply more layers. I just sprayed the laundry room cabinets. Looks beautiful. What kind and color of paint did you use it over? By A polyurethane finish prevents other materials from adhering to its surface. Polyurethane is typically hard, durable and glossy, and it is these qualities that make a finish vulnerable to chips and flaking. Agreed on the Minwax Polycrylic. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. In general, polyurethane is your standard “go-to” all purpose finisher. And I also got the rest of the sanding done, which means that this morning I’ll be ready to paint right from the start. If your car needs a new coat of paint you will have to have the car prepped. I need to know before I decide what paints to use. It's like $3.99, but I am not sure weather this will work with car paint because car paint is sometimes poly. They do this to prevent people from just buying four sample quarts instead of the pricier gallon of real paint. Wipe On Poly Over Paint Product Details. The people at Benjamin moore said that you should only use their product the “Stays Clear”. Because I absolutely hate doing it!! Do you apply via foam brush or sprayer? How To Paint Over Polyurethane Painting over polyurethane requires patience, time, and effort. Hopefully someone with your similar personality trait (i.e., someone who naturally hates to work alone) and who has found some solutions will read your comment and give you some pointers. Painting a car makes it look new again. Addicted 2 Decorating is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Maybe the difference is you know how to paint. You can get universal tint at any art supply, and should mix with any medium. However, for the best results, ensure that you use a water based formula such as Minwax; otherwise, you will have your surface starting to yellow a little sooner. Grease stains, dirt, dried mud, and any sort of other filth needs to be washed off … (Click here to see the one I bought. . I’m sorry but I had to laugh when you said (twice) “I don’t plan to paint my cabinets again for a long time.”, I love General Finishes. Might be fine if you are going for the relic look......but otherwise. For starters let me introduce the actual product to you guys. And by the end of the day, I’ll finally see some major progress. I think that your idea on car paint is good, I am looking at these $1-$2 krylon etc. The clear coat of urethane supplies the acrylic enamel paint with a buffer between the paint and the elements. I have seen cans of Krylon clear coat labled as "Enamel". I couldn’t believe it. I’m telling you, this is my new favorite clear coat finish. Poly is pretty thin on its own, so you shouldn’t need to thin it to spray it. it has worn very well. I always get an uneven sheen on large flat surfaces even when spraying Polycrylic. Click here for more info on the paint sprayer I use…. Each brand will have a clear coat available that works well with their finishes, and instructions on the can about how to properly prep for the clear coat. Any other suggestions. Ahh that makes sense. I sanded those chairs and painted them with a sample size of Sherwin Williams paint that I had on hand. . Is tint that is used in house paint usable? Furthermore, polyurethane application is a very simple procedure that virtually any household handyman is capable of tackling—provided, of course, that they're armed with the proper set of tools and a helpful set of instructions. Source(s): put water-based poly on concrete floor and oil-based in living room and it looks like pee stains all over the place. You seem to thrive on working alone. I didn’t cover the ceiling. They still look perfect a year later. Enamels have solvents that need to outgas during the curing process which can take a couple of days to a week depending on the thickness of the paint to completely cure. I found local lacquer is Rustoluem clear lacquer. I love that you not only talk about your successes, but talk about your failures and how you learn from it. I heard once from a Sherwin Williams employee that paint used through a sprayer will take on a glossier finish than if it is brushed or rolled. What a project! I have an Amazon Prime membership, so it gets to me within a day or two. Benjamin moore advance, Coventry gray. No, I won’t. Actually, I commented on it a few days ago. I can get a wide range of colors at a few stores for only a $1 or 2 a can. Powered by Invision Community. Therefore, you can purchase epoxy enamels, polyurethane enamels, and most frequently, alkyd and/or acrylic enamels. Both are slow drying/curing finishes, as opposed to spray finishes. But since my ceiling needs painting anyway, I don’t mind of some of the teal gets on the ceiling. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. That doesn’t mean that painting with a brush is wrong, by any means. My mom says that even as a very small child, I was very independent, and if someone tried to help me with something, I would say, “Me do it meself!” To this day, if my mom offers to help me with something, and I decline, she says, “I know, I know…me do it meself, right?” So I don’t know that I can offer any solutions for you. It still has a sheen to it, and in my mind, it’s not really flat. I did a test piece and it looks fine 24 hours later, but will it fail in the future or start to chip? And if fact, it’s recommended. Thanks Just think of it as another reason to take a break!! Their idea of satin is quite different from mine, and it always seems more like a semi-gloss to me. I have no idea what the inside of those cabinets is coated with, but nothing sticks to it. Good luck with no roadblocks today! I had a heck of a time painting the insides of those four glass-front cabinets. A lot of prep work but since you do everything correctly, I’m sure you will be glad you took the time to do it. You can apply "oil" based polyurethane over "oil" based enamel, you can also apply "water" based polyurethane over "water" based enamel, never mix the two, there's to much of a chance for problems. The primer color matters more when using acrylic enamel because it does not reliably cover the primer completely. 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