It’s durable, flexible, and resilient. by Yote 53 on Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:51 pm . For those individuals who don’t know specifically what polyurethane is, it’s a synthetic product that works in the same way as paint, rubber, metal, wood, and other materials do. Polyurethane is a very useful product with multiple uses. Lean paints are water based, and fats are oil based. Technically speaking, yes you could paint over Polycrylic, but it is somewhat pointless. Because latex paint has built-in flexibility, it doesn’t make the ideal base for oil paint, which has a hard finish. Make sure you clean the surface after sanding. Second, putting an oil based finish over a white base will change the color the white to amber or yellow. Minwax ® Polycrylic ® Protective Finish is a crystal clear, fast-drying protective topcoat for use over bare wood, oil- and water-based stains, paint and wallpaper. When you suggested I consider “waterborne” I assumed you meant as a topcoat over the acrylic latex paint I already used. Any type of polyurethane can be used over chalk paint. I can’t quote what he/she said but, I believe, the main object was to make acrylic latex more sprayable and, secondarily, make it more durable and smoother. If it was finished with a minwax polycrylic don t try to paint over it with anything oil based. For most smaller jobs, an aerosol can of water-based varnish will do the job. I have constructed my first set of boards and have completed painting them with exterior semigloss latex paint. The Polycrylic comes in matte, satin, semi-gloss and gloss. For layering paint, the general rule of paint is “fat over lean”. The pressure is just right when the paint flows evenly out of the gun in a single stream. To get the best performance out of the paint sprayer, make sure to hold it mostly upright so that the straw can pull the paint from the reservoir out the nozzle. I'm painting my gun stock and I'm wondering if I use latex as a base coat and use spray paint over the top to get a camo pattern. Can i put a minwax polycrylic brush on gloss clear coat over a piece of spray painted wood? The truthful answer to this question is that you shouldn’t paint an oil-based product directly over latex paint, but it can be done if a sealing coat is used to separate the layers. Re: Painting over Polycrylic I know this answer is a bit late for this question but I'de like to add my two cents in case it may help someone else with a similar problem. Can You Paint Over Polycrylic? I have yet to paint on my logo but am starting that this weekend. Applying one or two coats of polyurethane to a painted surface is a good way to protect the paint. Can you put polyurethane over chalk paint. Polycrylic is water based which means you need to repaint the piece with a water-based paint , such as acrylic paint . In this post we’ll show you how to create a professional-grade paint … A smooth finish is doable with a paint brush if you're experienced, but the best finishes are typically sprayed on. Protect adjacent areas from overspray. Paint doesn’t raise the grain of the wood, so I typically do not sand between coats of polycrylic over paint. Aerosol Polycrylic Use. Using Minwax for such a simple job is overkill and a waste of money. I haven't seen the snake but if the entire piece is painted with no wood showing you could sand it with 220 grit to give the finish some "tooth" and then paint it with Gesso. Many find it easier to use than traditional polyurethane. Instead, you should be using a different type of paint - you can use Minwax Polycrylic. Then, repeat for 10 seconds after each minute of using the product. Doing so will cause the paint to peel. Sanding smooths it out and allows you to get a buttery soft finish. Other types of paint would have to be tested on your own for compatibility. You can get it in a spray can (which I’ve never tried) or in various different sized cans. Use a water-based product if you're concerned about color because it won't yellow as much as an oil-based one. Learn how to apply polycrylic over paint to protect your painted furniture projects from water damage and nicks and scrapes. Polycrilic can be used over most surfaces including both oil and water based paints. The secret of using spray polycrylic is to ensure you shake the can vigorously for two minutes before starting. Minwax polycrylic protective finish is a crystal clear ultra fast drying protective topcoat. However, if it feels rough to the touch after a coat of polycrylic, you can sand with 400 grit sandpaper to make it smooth. Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it … You can manufacture it to be hard like wood, spongy like upholstery, You can paint any kind of clear lacquer over latex paint. The hard finish cracks easily when dinged. Can you please clarify this so we can provide the correct information to the 91k + members in our group? It depends. Some are just better options for others but water-based and oil-based polyurethane can go over chalk paint just like latex paint. Can you put polyurethane over chalk paint. I applied a coat of Minwax fast drying polyurethane on a bookshelf for my daughter's bedroom. I am sure the rustoleum spray paint is oil based. 4 Posts . Hold the gun tip 12 to 14 inches away from and perpendicular to the edge. Turn the knob up slightly and test-spray another line. Recoating time is 2 hours and it’s fully dry in 24hrs. If it was finished with a Minwax Polycrylic, don't try to paint over it with anything oil based. Polycrylic over Spray paint. Protect adjacent areas from overspray. The whole point of Polycrylic is to be a protective coating over wood and paint, so painting over it is somewhat counterproductive. Repeat for 10 seconds after each minute of use. Shake can vigorously for two minutes. Any of the brands listed in this post, including our top pick, can be used if you want to use poly over chalk paint. But you can also seal furniture with polycrylic. Applying Polycrylic Over Vinyl Decals. So far, I really like the finish with just paint. So i think almost 6mo a year later i decided to redo it. That aside, you are not supposed to use a polyurethane over paint and if you call the manufacturers, they will say "you can try it, but we don't guarantee anything." If not, the newly-painted surface will bubble, peel, crack or generally not stick. If you are working on that kind of deep, liquid finish, you probably already know more than me! i.e., a water-based polyurethane. or I can use spray paint as a base then use latex to add a blueish hue or tint, and then use spray paint over the spray paint/latex to add camo or strips. I was about to apply polycrylic (I need a hard, no-stick surface) but I noted a few spots that needed a touch up after a light sanding.