Can I use chalk paint over polyurethane?

Can I use chalk paint over polyurethane?

Can I use chalk paint over polyurethane?

Theoretically, you should be able to apply chalk paint over top of your polyurethane furniture. Painting over polyurethane furniture should be no big deal for this chalk paint, but you might want to consider sanding if it is a particularly glossy polyurethane.

Does chalk paint dry glossy?

Because chalk paint is thick and fast-drying, it's hard to brush other colors into it. Again, just a little dip into the water will go a long way with the chalk paint....How long should chalk paint dry before applying Polycrylic?
Sheens:gloss, semi-gloss, satin, matte
Recoat:after 2 hours

What kind of gloss to use on chalk paint?

Even though wax is the recommended topcoat for chalk paint, sometimes painter use polyurethane products or other glossy topcoats instead. If you can see a shine or gloss on your piece, it will be helpful to give it a quick scuff with a mid-grit sandpaper (180-ish grit) to open up the pores of the finish.

Can you use clear wax on chalk paint?

For a modern finish, I do not use clear wax. Waxing is a multi-step process, applying the wax and then later buffing the wax. It provides a quality result and durable finish, but the sheen is matte. More buffing can make it shinier, but it still won’t achieve a satin finish. I used clear wax on my dipped office chair.

What does chalk paint look like on furniture?

Chalk paint is not only for the “old and chippy” look. It can look fresh and modern, too. I prefer the look and feel of chalk paint and wax over latex and poly on a piece of furniture. The finish is smooth and glossy with none of that latex tackiness.

What kind of polyurethane to use on chalk paint?

Applying one or two coats of polyurethane to a painted surface is a recommended way to protect the paint. Use a water-based product if you’re concerned about color because it won’t yellow as much as an oil-based one. Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it takes several hours longer to dry.


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