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Best topcoat or clear coat for painted furniture?

Amylee
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Best topcoat or clear coat for painted furniture?

Hi

I recently painted my tallboy and bedside tables.

I sanded and primed them then painted it with taubmans water based interior black paint low sheen.

I want to protect the tops with top coat or clear coat but I am unsure which would be best to use... I am not after a shiny finish but a low sheen or something close to low sheen that will give a smooth finish no streaky/cloudy or yellow finish.

 

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KatieC
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Re: Best Topcoat or Clear coat

Hi @Amylee 

 

What a gorgeous bedside table you have created!

Thank you for sharing with the community, we would love to know your process. 

 

I recently finished off an upcycle project with Gilly's 200ml Lavender Cream - Bunnings Australia - it gave it a light sheen and smoothed out some imperfections as well.

Definitely give the wax some time to settle (around 30min) before buffing with a lint-free cloth. 

 

Let me tag @craftyhopper @lifestylebymari @prettyliving as they have also done great upcycling projects and can give their advice on how to finish off the project. 

 

Katie

 

 

 

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prettyliving
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Re: Best Topcoat or Clear coat

Hi @Amylee 

I’ve always used Cabots satin water based  cabothane clear for painted furniture and have never had any issues with it. 
If you use a good quality roller it will come up perfectly with no streaks. 
https://www.bunnings.com.au/cabot-s-500ml-satin-water-based-cabothane-clear-polyurethane-varnish_p15...

Jason
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Re: Best topcoat or clear coat for painted furniture?

How did you go with choosing a clear coat @Amylee?

 

If you need further recommendations, I am happy to tag our resident Bunnings D.I.Y. experts Mitch and Eric to share their suggestions.

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

 

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