Asked on Oct 8, 2017

I dislike poly acrylic.

Jill McClinticEbbjdlLandsharkinnc


please tell me there is another product I can use to seal/protect my kitchen table. I have had to redo my paint job 4 time due to brush stokes/uneven poly ... so discouraging. I used the Mini products. There must be an easier product to use???? Thank you so much

6 answers
  • Sharon
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Poly is the easiest of finishes, is it an old can? Start with a fresh can, and pour in a little paint try and use a smooth foam roller, then drag a good brush lightly over it. 2 light coats is better than one thick uneven one. or get a spray can and hold far enough away, and lightly coat the table, again 2 light coats.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Polyurethane is probably one of the most durable finishes, I have a number of antiques my dad refinished back in the seventies, including my claw foot dining room table and chairs. They look like they were refinished yesterday.
  • KattywhampusLOL
    on Oct 8, 2017

    hello Jill McClintic --- Have you tried the spray poly by minwax or krylon? With the spray you don't have to worry about brush strokes from the sealer
    Thanks for asking HOMETALK if there be another product for sealing your kitchen table so you can elimiinate brush strokes and uneven poly layer :)
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 8, 2017

    proper preparation of the surface, and the right brush -- and VERY thin application; allow to dry thoroughly, and use 000 steel wool between coats --- the Spray is great -- but position the table so that the surface is vertical ---use sweeping sprays at a proper distance.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 8, 2017

    You don't say how old the table is and it's underneath material. You might have to sand it, with an electrical sander. You can rent one from Homedepot or Lowe's for 1/2 day. Use a flat paint ,let it dry one day, and finish with a high-gloss. You shouldn't have streaks or blobs. If you varnish, then get a good sealer, ask your hardware store for some suggestions. If you do the varnish, when it's time to clean it, use Murphy's Oil Soap.
  • Jill McClintic
    on Oct 8, 2017

    The can is new : ( I have watched every utube video on tips. I think one time I even tried standing on my head (kidding). Thin coat ...sanding....waiting a day between all coats. At this point I think I am a Polyurethane flunkie. Poly verses Jill....Poly the winner. I thank you all so much for your time and answers...not sure what I will do now ...Varnish...can you varnish on paint? hmmmmm Have a blessed day and best regards.
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