Applying one or two coats of polyurethane to a painted surface is a good way to protect the paint. Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it takes several hours longer to dry. You can apply polyurethane over any type of paint, as long as its clean and has been properly prepared.
Likewise, does spray paint need a top coat? It can also be used over flat spray paint to make it glossy. But, really, you dont usually need a topcoat for spray paint.
Likewise, people ask, can you mix paint and Polycrylic?
If you want to paint using the Acrylic, let it dry and then coat with polyurethane , then go for it, its fine. If for some reason you need to mix it, I would try polycrylic which is a water based form of poly. Depends on your desired result. The finish will be the same color as the latex paint.
How do you apply Polycrylic to painted furniture?
Here are a few tips to apply polycrylic without having brush strokes on your wood piece:Dont shake the can of polycrylic – this will produce bubbles, which can lead to brush strokes. ?Thin the polycrylic a bit by adding water and stirring. Apply the poly with a small foam roller instead of a brush. Apply very slowly.