Why put Polyurethane over paint? This question might have a lot of answers, but one sure thing about using polyurethane is that it is an alternative way to increase the protection of your furniture’s surface. As we all know, surface can be very damage-prone area. Every time we put something on it, there will always be a possibility for us to scratch it. Covering the area with polyurethane can make your life easier. It is not only additional protection for your furniture, but also becomes an extra decorative feature in your room. Take a look at the well-covered polyurethane of furniture, it looks more appealing, shinning, and smoother.
Polyurethane Over Painted Wood Furniture
Polyurethane protects the finishing touch, which means the paint we pour on the surface of a furniture would not be easily off. As we all know, wooden items are susceptible of damage when water penetrates. Covering the furniture with paint seems to be a very popular way to prevent water to make its way through the pore of the wood. However, it would not be enough because paint can be easily peeled, and once the paint is off, the water will start to search its way through. Polyurethane can cover the job. Its hard and solid finish protects the furniture from water.
There are two types of polyurethane available in the market. One is oil-based polyurethane, and the one based of water. These two types polyurethane have their own characteristic, especially when they age. The oil based will look yellowish when ages. In the meantime, the water-based polyurethane will remain transparent. Choosing the second option can be a perfect step for those who want to show their furniture’s true color.
If you were interested the idea to put polyurethane over paint, you can deal with the job yourself. However, you need to remember that it is not as simple as you might thought already. The job requires you to be patient since you need to wait for the polyurethane to dry completely before you can continue covering the same area with the next layer, and it takes a while for the polyurethane to dry.
Before starting the project, it is best to make sure that we have cleaned the area we are going to apply the polyurethane. To make the polyurethane sticking perfectly on the area, we can sand the area lightly. Apply the polyurethane equitably on the targeted area of furniture, and repeat it for few times for best result. Do not rush putting on the next layer on the area, wait for the previous layer to dry completely. It takes hours to dry, so we have to be patient in this project. Another important thing about applying polyurethane we need to remember is that we have to make sure that there is no dust flying around in our working site. Your project may fail when dust can find its way to the project.
Applying polyurethane over paint is easy, as well as great option to make your furniture looks more appealing.