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Old 07-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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painted a dinning room table teal color what type of coating should i use so that i can clean it

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painted a dinning room table teal color want to put a coat of clear on it what do i use?

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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Oil based polyurethane is recommended. If you don't like the smell or can't wait for it to fully dry or don't like trying to clean oil with solvents or don't want to throw away your brushes, then use a water based one like Polycrylic. It dries so fast that it's difficult to smooth out correctly. Also, I've had some staining issues on my dining room table. I've never really had a problem with oil based polys, so I'm going back to that next time.
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Careful. You do not want to use an oil based product over an acrylic. It will not adhere. You might get things to work the other way around.

Remember that acrylics take 30 days to cure completely so avoid putting anything heavy on it. If you put on two coats, you should not need a clear coat. I use semi-gloss on gallery pedestals all the time and the owners wipe them down on a regular basis. You will probably be putting placemats on the table anyhow?
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Oil over latex is fine. Glossy finish should be sanded first.

Straight glossy latex is a bad idea for a dining room table - things you put on it will tend to stick. You want an oil based or water based polyurethane. Or an oil based glossy paint to begin with would work as well. Polyurethane would be easier to maintain in the future IMO.
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I would avoid all that and just use a straight 100% semi gloss latex, done, no need for anything else.
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Seriously? Semigloss latex on a dining room table? I don't know anyone who recommends this guys. It's also not recommended for bookshelves, etc. It's famous for having things sitting on it and sticking to it. It's not as hard a surface as polyurethane. Anything like heavy water glasses or serving bowls will tend to make indentations in it. I'm really confused why you guys are recommending this.
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Seriously? Semigloss latex on a dining room table? I don't know anyone who recommends this guys. It's also not recommended for bookshelves, etc. It's famous for having things sitting on it and sticking to it. It's not as hard a surface as polyurethane. Anything like heavy water glasses or serving bowls will tend to make indentations in it. I'm really confused why you guys are recommending this.
Sorry. Not up for an argument with you.
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Sorry. Not up for an argument with you.
I'm glad for that, so we won't hear any more about not being able to put oil over latex, having to use placemats, etc.

In addition, latex does not lay out as well as oil, or even the thin polycrylic. Yes you can add Floetrol, but you'll still often get some brushmarks. None with oil polyurethane. You could spray it on, but you'd still have the sticking and denting problem with the relatively soft acrylic.
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I agree that a regular wall and trim SG latex (even 100% acrylic) should not be used for this, as it will have blocking issues. If latex was applied already, a water based clear poly should help with blocking and cleaning. Otherwise an alkyd or even an acrylic porch and floor paint would provide better perfomance (abrasion resistance, blocking).
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Seriously? Semigloss latex on a dining room table? I don't know anyone who recommends this guys. It's also not recommended for bookshelves, etc. It's famous for having things sitting on it and sticking to it. It's not as hard a surface as polyurethane. Anything like heavy water glasses or serving bowls will tend to make indentations in it. I'm really confused why you guys are recommending this.

I never recommended it, He already put it on
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I never recommended it, He already put it on
What makes you say that? The OP only mentioned the color used.
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Mentioned it Twice actually
And I see that the din making has begun!
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What makes you say that? The OP only mentioned the color used.

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