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I just sanded and painted dinning room chairs black. Now I want to protect/seal them. What should I use? Answered

I also striped, sanded and stained the table. I will apply my second coat tonight. What should I use to give it the glossy finish and also protect and seal it? Thanks in advance.?

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aerayBest Answer (author)2010-06-10

"Deft" spray lacquer. Not cheap, but easy and durable. Wait... did you paint it or stain it? What with?

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tarverlee (author)aeray2010-06-10

Thanks. Chairs - painted black indoor latex semi-gloss. Table - stained with a lazy man's solution polyurethane varnish. Now that I've put the second coat on the table it looks outstanding. I shouldn't need to do anything further to the table right? The chairs on the other hand look great but its obvious it needs some type of sealant. As you can tell, I don't do this often. Appreciate the help. So you think spray lacquer for the chairs?

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Re-design (author)tarverlee2010-06-12

Spray the first coat or two thin, then the next coats can be normal.

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aeray (author)tarverlee2010-06-12

I'm not sure about the lacquer over latex paint. Maybe try a little in an inconspicuous place. A safer bet (that you may have already looked into) is wipe-on poly. Pretty easy to use, but you should plan on several coats.

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Re-design (author)2010-06-10

I would use acrylic spray in a can. It's pretty easy to apply and glossy as all get out. You can apply multilple coats for more depth and protection.

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aeray (author)Re-design2010-06-12
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orksecurity (author)2010-06-10

The lazy man's solution would be polyurethane varnish. Not optimal for furniture, but cheap and effective and fairly newbie-friendly.

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