Question about Polycrylic.


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Old 10-31-06, 11:13 AM
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Question about Polycrylic.

Hello.

I just finished painting a table for my daughter's kindergarten class. I used a white semi-gloss paint for the top. The kids then put their handprints (used kids paint) around the outer edge. It turned out really cute. Now I need to put a sealer on the top. A guy at the paintstore told me that Polycrylic would work best for ensuring there would be no yellowing. My other concern is whether or not it will react with the paint from the handprints and cause it to smear, etc. He wasn't sure about that one, so I thought I'd ask you experts.

Thanks for any advice/suggestions you can offer.

Ruthann
 
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Old 10-31-06, 11:51 AM
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'polycrylic' is a trade name of Minwax. If that's what you're thinking about using, take a look here:

http://www.minwax.com/products/protective/polycrylic-direct.cfm

Note that the finish MAY amber - although it shouldn't smear the undercoat
 
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Old 10-31-06, 08:04 PM
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It seems to me that it means that the material under the Polycrylic may amber.

"Oil-based stains, paints or coatings applied under Polycrylic® may amber normally." from Minwax website.

I have used polycrylic and found that there is no color change in the four years or so since I made two bookcases. Many times water-based clear coats are so clear that they are described as being cold because they impart none of the amber commonly associated with alkyd finishes.
 
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Thank you both!
 
 

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