Painting Furniture

Old 02-28-15, 09:59 PM
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Painting Furniture

I am painting an older desk and want to put some sort of a protective coating on the main surface of the desk top but I am not sure what to use. Any advice is appreciated.

Old 02-28-15, 11:00 PM
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Use an enamel paint and there is no need for an added coating.
Still want more then add a tempered glass top.
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As Joe said, enamel doesn't need an additional protective coat. Prep is very important! Besides removing any wax and grime you need to sand and apply a solvent based primer to insure adhesion. Oil base enamels wear better than latex. Waterborne enamels are almost as tough as oil base with out the extreme odor or long drying times. Quality latex enamels will do ok but the cheaper ones are prone to blocking [where heavy items will stick and maybe peel the paint] they are also prone to chipping/peeling from moderate to heavy impacts.
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I've used sheets of acrylic on top of desks before as well.

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