Poly over Lacquer?

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Old 11-12-09, 01:09 PM
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Poly over Lacquer?

Hello,
I made a shelf out of pine and, although I was a bit leery, decided to give a shot at painting it black. I used Rustoleum Spray Lacquer specifically made for wood. I sanded with 600 grit between coats like I would if I were finishing it with polyurethane. Surprisingly, it turned out quite nice. It's shiny and smooth and feels nice to the touch.

I figured that after I spray painted it, I would have to apply a few coats of polyurethane for protection and to seal it, much like a stain. However, the lacquer seems to be good. The product page claim the spray leaves a factory finish, and I would say that's what it is.

I'm wondering if I should apply polyurethane at all? What would you guys recommend?

Thanks!
 
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Old 11-12-09, 02:01 PM
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It is not recommended you mix finsihes such as poly and lacquer as they often are not compatable.

If you feel additional protection is needed use clear lacquer.
 
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Old 11-12-09, 03:04 PM
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Besides not mixing types, also not a good idea to mix different brands. Rustoleum in particular has had a long history of not mixing well with anything else.
 
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Old 11-12-09, 03:13 PM
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Thanks for the information! I'll just leave it as is!
 
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