Woodworking Basics

polycrylic over chalk paint

Can You Put Polycrylic Over Chalk Paint? (How To Keep Chalk Paint From Scratching)

Polycrylic is a popular quick-drying wood sealer that does a fantastic job at protecting interior wooden surfaces. What’s more, this urethane-based wood sealer is both scratch-resistant and incredibly easy to apply. But, is it the best way to protect a coat of chalk paint from scratches? Well, in this post you’ll learn why you need …

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is chalk paint durable for kitchen table

Here’s Why Chalk Paint Alone Is Not Durable Enough For Your Kitchen Table…

Chalk paint is a quick-drying water-based paint that can give wooden furniture a wonderfully matte coat of color. But, kitchen tables are items of furniture that see a lot of daily use. And while chalk paint looks great, a coat of chalk paint alone can end up flaking off. So, lets say that you have …

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spar urethane over tung oil

Can You Apply Spar Urethane Over Tung Oil? (Plus Our Top 4 Application Tips!)

Spar Urethane is a mold-resistant, water-resistant — and even UV-resistant — wood sealant. Pure Tung oil, on the other hand, is fairly water-repellent. But, it does not include any of the other weatherproofing qualities of Spar Urethane. That’s why Tung oil is far from a long-lasting exterior wood finish. But will a few coats of …

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polyurethane or polycrylic over vinyl decal

Should You Use Polyurethane Or Polycrylic Over Cricut Vinyl Decals On Wood?

Both polyurethane and polycrylic are urethane-based sealants, and they’re fantastic at safeguarding wood from water-damage and scratches. Widely used to seal everything from cabinets to chairs, there are few easily accessible finishes that are as simple to apply as these two sealers. Now, we know they work great on wood. However, do they work equally …

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