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Asked on Jul 14, 2018

I need a SUPER durable clear coat for these chairs.

Mag28386724Cindy BurkeWilliam
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They will be used in my elementary classroom extensively. Since I used craft paint, I am afraid they might smear if I use a paint-on coat so I am looking into a spray. I think Krylon or Rustoleum may not be the way to go on these. They may require many coats to provide a thick protection. Any ideas? Thanks!
q i need a super durable clear coat for these chairs
12 answers
  • Betsy
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Hi PS. If you're concerned that the craft paint might smear, I'd put on a coat of spray on lacquer, let that dry and then paint on some type of protectant. Here is a site I found for you regarding the difference between polyurethanes and urethanes. I hope you find it helpful. Good luck and, the chairs are beautiful, you are very talented!
  • Janice
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Hi! Your chairs are so colorful and beautiful! To insure the paint doesn't smear a good clear sealant can be purchased at any home improvement store. You can select either matte or glossy. I'd suggest at least two coats of it to insure it is well covered as it's difficult to see where you've applied it.

  • Tinyshoes
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Hey...Lowe's has a Minwax fast drying polyurethane spray

  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Hi! If the craft paint is well dried, and you are careful applying it, try it on one area. I have used brush on sealer over craft paint without a problem, but, your designs are more colorful and detailed than anything I've tried, so try it on an area that's less visible.
  • Juanita
    on Jul 15, 2018

    I spray my outdoor ceramics with a clear acrylic sealer called Mod Podge available at Walmart in the craft department. It keeps the paint from peeling or fading so it will probably work well on your chairs.


  • Toni
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Minwax gloss water base polyurethane. Drys fast easy clean up.

  • Sus7887901
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Great addition to a classroom! There are several clear protectant sprays. I got mine at Lowes


  • William
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Minwax Fast Dry water based polyurethane. Several light coats will give you a smooth finish. Your choice of sheen.

  • Cindy Burke
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Look into Marine Varnish. It comes in clear & is the most durable clear coat ever

  • Mag28386724
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Polycrylic. Not the same as polyurethane which may discolor as it ages.

  • Mag28386724
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Minwax makes a spray polycrylic. Runs about $10 on Amazon today.

  • Mag28386724
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Water based, too!

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