Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Exclamation

Best top-coat over oil based paint?


Hello - My husband and I are rehabbing an old barn. We've added a loft. I have painted the plywood floors with red oil-based paint. I am looking to put a coat (or two) of something on top, so the paint will not wear as quickly. Would a polyurethane work? Or an acrylic lacquer? Or something else? And why?

Thanks!

Jannie S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cape May, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Best top-coat over oil based paint?


I would put a floor grade clear finish, just be sure that whatever you choose will be okay over oil. Depending on how long it's been since the floors were painted, you might have bonding issues with clear. Since you can't sand the floor to create a bond, you'll probably have to find a 100% acrylic finish with a strong bonding property. Go to a real paint store and explain what you have and need. Or, do some online reasearch for the best finish for your situation.

jsheridan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Best top-coat over oil based paint?


Thanks, Joe. You were correct. I did go to a real paint store and got the same advice you offered. I purchased an Acrylic Clear Glaze. It is usually used as a top-coat after putting an epoxy coat on garage floors. But is appropriate for what I need also. Thanks for the great info!
Jannie S is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
acrylic lacquer, oil-based paint, polyurethane top coat


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dark over light...Do I need tinted primer? melissaandkris Painting 17 09-09-2011 11:43 AM
Bathroom Pre-Painting Troubles LisaDarln Painting 6 10-22-2008 10:28 PM
Flashing NoExperience Painting 13 09-04-2008 06:56 AM
oil base paints NoExperience Painting 30 09-04-2008 06:37 AM
Paint will not stick in Bathroom! SGTHetland Painting 9 08-18-2008 12:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.