07-05-2011 07:18 AM - edited 07-05-2011 09:53 AM
Minwax makes a simple solution: Polycrylic.
This clear poly is available in satin, semi-gloss, or gloss finishes and can be applied over water-based or oil-based paints and stains.
The blue label makes it stand out among the other clear coats we sell at the Store.
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09-04-2011 07:30 PM
Pat offers a great suggest in using Polycrylic. But there is an alternative. Use the standard two coats of semi-gloss paint over a well sanded and primed chair. Allowing about 24 hours between your coat of primer and your first coat of semi-gloss, then four hours between your first coat of semi-gloss and the second coat.
Semi-gloss is the hardest of interior paint finishes and utilizing a good quality semi-gloss like Behr will be a harder film than the Polycrylic. With this in mind, if you made a mistake like using a flat paint in the first place, the Polycrylic is a great solution to offer some washability and durability to that existing paint film.