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Old 12-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Can i use Polyurethane over acrylic paint that is on top of stained surface?

I stained a box, and have yet to put a coat of polyurethane over it because i want to do an acrylic painting on the front of the box. Do I put the polyurethane first and then paint with acrylics, or can i paint the acrylic then use a top coat? I just don't want the acrylic to peel off over time if i don't put a top coat on it, but i also don't want to ruin my painting by using polyurethane if its bad for acrylics. What is the best way to do it?


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Old 12-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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I would poly over the acylic, and you shouldn't have any problems. However, I would check with the acrylic manufacturer for any specific instructions on their product.


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