Can you recommend a clear coat for painted stair banisters/ handrails?
Hi, I've started an ambitious painting project and decided to paint all the trim, baseboards, windows, door frames, and doors in my house, because the honey oak was dated and in terrible condition from previous homeowners. Along with this came the fireplace and stair banisters and handrails, which has taken over my life, ugh. I've been using Sherwin Williams pro classic latex enamel semi gloss in extra white, but for banisters and handrails I've been using Sherwin Williams emerald latex in Iron Ore.I want to put some sort of clear coat over the handrails/ banisters (everything that's black) as well as maybe the top of the fireplace.What kind of topcoat would be best? I was looking at General Finishes high performance water based topcoat in either satin or semi gloss, but I'm also considering something oil based because lots of hands will be touching it, and my cats sometimes walk on it and their nails might scratch it so I need something that dries very hard.Thank you!!