Can I mix in a little polyurethane in chalk paint to avoid waxing?

Cindy spalsbury
by Cindy spalsbury
  3 answers
  • Shelia Shelia on Jun 17, 2017

    Hi Cindy,

    I did a little research and was not really able to come up with a definitive answer as to mixing polyurethane in chalk paint. However, there are products on the market that will allow you to cover chalk paint with a clear protective coating. However, I was able to find a product by Rustoleum for chalk paint.

    There is an article on a website called "All Thrifty Things" where the product was tested and used on a piece of wood furniture and loved the results. It appears that this product is worth a try. Hope this helps.

  • Mir Graham Mir Graham on Jun 17, 2017

    Nope. Polyurethane will turn chunky when mixed with a true chalk paint. If the chalk paint is an actual acrylic brand, it can be done but the results aren't consist. It is best to chalk paint then either wax or put on a topcoat.

  • Charly Charly on Jun 18, 2017

    No you cannot. You are trying to mix two totally different mediums. It's like oil and water.