Painted finish help

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mulligan

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bob
i am finishing up on a secretary cabinet. it is made of 3/4 poplar plywood. i plan spraying it with an acrylic semi-gloss enamel as the base. then applying a colored glaze to make it look older, followed by sanding to expose some of the bare wood.

i would like to spray/brush or wipe on some type of shellac, varnish or poly at the end to protect the finish and wood from wear especially the writing surface of the drop down table.

any suggestions or better ideas?

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mulligan

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mike

i was unaware you could paint over shellac and get good adherance.

if i used shellac could it be brished on or would you use a sprayer. i have never sprayed shellac.

what about waterlox as an initial coat? david guillie recommended waterlox applied with a foam brush on a stained piece i did. if i recall he said you could paint over it.

i have heard not so good things about poly. any other good alternatives

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mulligan

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mike

thanks for the info. i'll definetly shellac first, sand and the spray on the paint. sand the add the color glaze.

i'll try the poly on a test board and see what i get.

always worry that the finishing will ruin the piece if not done correctly


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