Asked on Mar 29, 2017

What would you reccomend for a Clear top coat over metallic paint?

by JLB
I read that clear coats dull metallic color. I used a Krylon Shimmer Metallic on a kitchen table, and now stuck on what top coat. What would you recommend, if at all, a clear top coat that's durable, food safe, won't dull or yellow, and compatible with a modified alkyd?
  4 answers
  • William William on Mar 29, 2017

    Lacquer! Use a foam roller and foam brush to get a smooth finish. I prefer using several fine coats of spray lacquer.

  • William William on Jul 25, 2017

    Tom albanes, yes you can . Especially good over enamel paint.

    • Tom albanese Tom albanese on Jul 25, 2017

      Thank you that's good to know how about spraying a clear coat over the shimmer metallic Krylon makes a clearcoat But can you sand the metallic finishor will that ruin the metallic thank you

  • William William on Jul 25, 2017

    Tom albanese. No sanding required with lacquer. Stays on top and creates a solid sealed surface. Polyurethanes, Krylon, Rustoleum need to be lightly sanded in between coats to bond to previous coats. Generally metallic paint is wet sanded to smooth it out before a clear coat is applied. Similar to painting cars.

  • Tapfuma Tapfuma on Mar 08, 2019

    I know this is an old thread, but thank you William for your answers to these questions. You provided the exact information I needed!