Chip/Scratch resistant paint?


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Old 04-07-06, 09:35 PM
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Chip/Scratch resistant paint?

I've built a window seat in a bay window. I've used a maple faced ply and edged it with a maple sill so from a wood stand point it will resist dings and dents from normal wear and tear. We're not going to put a cushion on it but I imagine that it will get sat on from time to time (reading a book in the morning sun etc.).

I was thinking about giving it a couple of coats of white floor paint, after my usual over kill of 3-4 coats of primer and sanding for a smooth as a baby's butt look.

Is the floor paint overkill? Will a good quality oil based enamel be good enough? I'm worried the floor paint would look a little ropey.
 
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Old 04-08-06, 10:42 AM
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No reason for floor enamel to be ropey if applied correctly.
Both oil and waterborne enamel should dry plenty hard enough for the job.
 
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I use floor paint on walls in some commercial bathrooms
Also some other high use/wear non-floor spots
Works great
I like Ben Moore's Floor & Patio water-based off-hand
I'm sure the other major brands have good ones also
 
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Old 04-10-06, 06:42 PM
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You want overkill, apply a 2-part epoxy. That is truly bulletproof.
 
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Thanks for the replies, I'll give it a go.
 
 

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