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Old 10-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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how do I paint a spindle railing? The finish is not worn off but it needs some kind of topcoat. I thought I might steel wool it then maybe use a verathane as a to finish. I am not sure on how to put a finish or what to use.

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A nice quality angled 2.5 inch sash brush will work nicely. Anything smaller will not hold enough material.

They also sell cutesy mini roller schemes for spindles. I have honestly never used one but I guess they could work.

If you are painting them and they have been stained and varnished? I think a bonding primer would be a good idea.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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You said paint, and then said Varathane- which is a clear.
To help us be clear- what is on it now, and what do you want it to be.
Will help us to help you- be clear and detailed.
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it is stained and all I want to do maybe light sand it and then put some kind of clear sealer. Do you recommend a deaf thane, verathane or what do you suggest
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Nice brush for solvent products and a polyurethane would be what I would reach for first. But you know, if I thought about it, a clear epoxy reinforced acrylic coating might not be a bad idea. It will not yellow.

Ask your real paint store. Or if you are near water? Marine paint suppliers will be up on the latest clear coat products.
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I don't know what Sds is talking about- but my fav interior waterborne poly that is strong and easy to use is Zar UltraMax modified alkyd.
Used it today- great stuff- low odor, dries quick.
Some Ace Hdwr stores carry it- some paint stores. Not at HD or Lowes.
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I don't know what Sds is talking about- but my fav interior waterborne poly that is strong and easy to use is Zar UltraMax modified alkyd.
Used it today- great stuff- low odor, dries quick.
Some Ace Hdwr stores carry it- some paint stores. Not at HD or Lowes.
Would this ultra max be also good for refinishing kitchen cabinets?
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Sure - but remember to clean well. scuff sand- wipe and possibly stain where needed...
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Would this ultra max be also good for refinishing kitchen cabinets?
Any other places that I can purchaseZar Ultramax? I tried all the Ace hardware stores with no luck. Thanks for your help,Jack
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In my area the big box stores do carry ZAR products I'm not sure about this particular one but they may be able to order for you.
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Any other places that I can purchaseZar Ultramax? I tried all the Ace hardware stores with no luck. Thanks for your help,Jack

where ever you are ,put your'e zip in the blank

http://www.ugl.com/zarWoodFinishing/...xWoodStain.php

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