Can You Put Polyurethane Over Paint?

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It is time to put the paintbrush away, finally. After hours of stripping, sanding, gluing, and painting you are ready to seal things up. But you are wondering what the best option is for your painted surface- can you put polyurethane over paint? Yes, you can apply both oil-based and water-based polyurethanes over paint – … Read more

How to Thin Water Based Polyurethane?

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Water-based polyurethane is becoming quite popular in the DIY space because of its non-yellowing formula which can be used over light-colored paints. I have used water-based polyurethane many times now on furniture makeovers when I use white paint. I like to spray my water-based poly to get the best possible finish, but its best sprayed … Read more

Can You Spray Polycrylic With A Spray Gun?

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Eventually, you get sick and tired of seeing brush strokes after you apply your Polycrylic finish using a brush. Trust me, I have been there and it just makes you feel as if you didn’t quite get that “professional” touch you were going for. I find it hurts my confidence when trying to sell a … Read more

After Staining Wood Do You Have To Seal It?

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You just decided to start your first woodworking or furniture makeover project and you have so many questions. I get it, I was there and I have learned through many mistakes, trust me when I say many. But today you decided you wanted to stain a piece of wood, whether it be a full tabletop … Read more

How to Seal White Painted Furniture

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Painting a piece of furniture white is the most difficult color option in my opinion. There are a few critical steps that you need to follow to ensure you do not see bleeds in your paint and to make sure the white paint does not yellow over a period of time. In this article, I … Read more

How to Seal Chalk Paint for Outdoor Use

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There is something about chalk paint that catches the eye. It creates a unique look when applied to furniture that “normal” paint might not be able to do. Now you are wondering if you can take the chalk paint outside and what is the best way how to seal chalk paint for outdoor use? I … Read more

How to Keep Chalk Paint from Scratching Up Easily

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When I use chalk paint on furniture I know that it might not be the most durable paint option. Typically I will pick up an interior satin enamel paint because I know a satin finish provides great durability on furniture. When chalk paint isn’t properly protected and sealed it can chip and scratch pretty easily. … Read more

Does Gilding Wax Need to be Sealed?

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Gilding furniture with wax is simply a process where you apply a thin coat of wax to create a unique finish to your furniture. Typically they are found in colors that are metallic, such as gold, silver, bronze, and so on. It’s best when you apply gilding wax to detailed pieces of furniture where it … Read more