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Old 01-05-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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Clear Coat white doors?


Hello, I just got done paint a solid pine 6 panel door. I used an oil base primer, then a white latex paint. Does anyone use a clear coat to provide more durability to the paint so it won't chip as easy?

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Old 01-05-2017, 04:33 PM   #2
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You can do it, but, it makes any future touch-ups more difficult. If you get a ding, you will have to prime, paint, and then apply the clear coat over the touch-up. And, yes, clear coat or not, you will have touch-ups from time to time.
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I would think a "clear coat" would actually chip easier. Maybe?
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Maybe they could bake the door?

All kidding aside, I wouldn't recommend it. If you wanted shiny doors then you should use high gloss sheen paint. Much easier to slap on another layer of paint.
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Use an enamel paint if you want a hard, tough as nails finish.
No way would I ever clear coat.
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Not exactly for this situation but using SHER-WOOD Fining system for a final step their SHER-WOOD KEM AQUA Plus Clear is used which is a self-seal clear for finishing furniture and cabinets.
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A quality enamel paint should be sufficient.
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Just threaten to kill anyone who messes up the door.

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