Anything to Put Over Paint to Protect it?

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  1. May 23, 2008 #1

    1simple

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    Is there any kind of varnish or lacquer that is recommended over paint, to protect it from scratches, a little water, etc? Like if you have stairs that are painted or a stairs railing/wall that has a top to it. Minwax says none of their products are recommend over paint.

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    Curtis
     
  2. May 23, 2008 #2

    glennjanie

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    Hey Curtis:
    Top coating paint with varnishes and laquer will cause the paint to yellow a bit. It the yellowing is not a problem with your paint, I would recommend two coats of Polyurethane varnish with the oil base. Water based varnishes will wear off quicker than the paint would.
    Glenn
     

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