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Old 09-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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I am painting a bath and the drawers are a mess due to having girls, makeup, junk and such which has stuck to the paint. I have removed the drawers and sanded and they look great now. I wanted to put some type of HARD finish after painting (LATEX) to help from getting so dirty and allow for cleanup without messing up the paint?

I have read that the MinWax Polycrylic is the cat's meow? Anyone have any experience. I would be using it within the inside of the drawers and the cabinet doors, which would be painted with a high gloss white paint (Latex)

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I have never done it but it says it will work, I would say go for it.

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I haven't seen a polycrylic label in awhile but used to use it with satisfactory results. It is on my the top of my refinished desk. It can allow milky watermarks on you but the rings and things usually evaporate out.

You might see what sort of "cocktail" finishes your paint or fine woodworking store might suggest. I know good waterbased floor and patio paints like Ben Moore's and I suspect others come with epoxy reinforcement. Somebody must make a similar clear product for table tops and cabinets?

I will get accused of trying to move floor paint again. But you might consider it, because of the epoxy reinforcement, for the drawer interiors if you are painting them white. Things like makeup oils and pigments and especially hair color dye can be really tough on white semi-gloss. The white floor paint or something like it might hold up better? Two part white epoxy or urethane from a marine finish supplier would for sure but is expensive and not easy to apply. Melamine paint in white might be worth a try but it chips somewhat easily. Not sure about waterbased options in two part paints or melamine paint though.

Remember latex acrylic semi-gloss takes a month to fully cure and maybe longer in closed drawers.
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I haven't seen a polycrylic label in awhile but used to use it with satisfactory results. It is on my the top of my refinished desk. It can allow milky watermarks on you but the rings and things usually evaporate out.

You might see what sort of "cocktail" finishes your paint or fine woodworking store might suggest. I know good waterbased floor and patio paints like Ben Moore's and I suspect others come with epoxy reinforcement. Somebody must make a similar clear product for table tops and cabinets?

I will get accused of trying to move floor paint again. But you might consider it, because of the epoxy reinforcement, for the drawer interiors if you are painting them white. Things like makeup oils and pigments and especially hair color dye can be really tough on white semi-gloss. The white floor paint or something like it might hold up better? Two part white epoxy or urethane from a marine finish supplier would for sure but is expensive and not easy to apply. Melamine paint in white might be worth a try but it chips somewhat easily. Not sure about waterbased options in two part paints or melamine paint though.

Remember latex acrylic semi-gloss takes a month to fully cure and maybe longer in closed drawers.

Darn near as bad as Joe and " just gut it and start over"
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