How To Paint Over Polyurethane

By Robert Robillard on How To

How To Paint Over Polyurethane Or Varnish Finishes

What You Will Need For This Project:

For this project there are several different tools that you can use.

1. 100 Grit Sand Paper

2. 100 grit Sponge sanding block

3. Respirator [See above]

4. Rags

5. Stain Solver [organic cleaner]

6. Green Scrub pad

7. Fan or proper ventilation

8. Wil-Bond Liquid surface Preparation

9. Oil Base Primer

10. Paint Brush suitable for oil based paints

11. Drop Cloths or sheets [if needed]

12. Box or window fan [if needed]

13. Saw horses or table if working outdoors

How To Paint Over Polyurethane Or Varnish Finishes

What To Buy:

I have provided online links for you to purchase these items online from one dealer.

1. 100 Grit sand paper sheets

2.  Drop cloths

3. TSP cleaner2. 100 grit sanding sponge

4. Wil-Bond Liquid Surface Preparation

5. Green scrub pad

6. #00 Steel wool [if needed]

7. Paint brush

8. Oil based paint

9. Paint thinner [for cleaning up mistakes, messes and brushes]

Common Mistakes:

1. Not etching the surface of the wood prior to applying the chemical Wil-Bond

2. Not rubbing the Wil-Bond chemical on until you feel a “drag”

3. Not using #00 Steel wool on heavily waxed surfaces

4. Not painting within 30 minutes

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzzr As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising-the-bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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