lacquer over paint...


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Old 01-12-09, 03:02 PM
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lacquer over paint...

So, I built a table and have a hand painted mural on top of it. I want to protect the table with some sort of lacquer or polyurethane or something, but I don't want to ruin the art work. I was wondering if anyone knew the best way to go about putting a clear protective layer over the paint so that it is still visible.
 
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Old 01-12-09, 03:24 PM
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Lacquer can dissolve most paints, but poly usually is not a problem. Water based poly is even less of a problem. Test the paints, if you have some, before trying lacquer.
 
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Old 01-12-09, 05:10 PM
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Ya, I agree. Many lacquers can't be applied over other types of paint. What type of paint was used for the art work?
Waterbasedpoly would probably be best since it stays clear, oil base poly will amber the piece some and yellow a little more as it ages.

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Old 01-12-09, 08:56 PM
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It is a combo of spray paint and oil based acrylic paint, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
 
 

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