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Re: Restoring Hoosier Style Cabinet

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-124.rconnect.com)
Date: 7/28/2 12:23

In Response To: Re: Restoring Hoosier Style Cabinet (Traci Thrasher)

Sorry but no protective finish can be applied over laytex other than more laytex. After several new coats of laytex it will chip so easily you will want to remove again. The rule is, "any thing goes on over oil base but only laytex goes on over laytex." Only one thing might help protect laytex, as far as I know, and that is paste wax however that might impede succesful recoating of subsequent laytex, even after proper cleaning. Unless you use this piece somewhere other than kitchen or bath I can only recomend oil base paint. Poly type finishes are ok but I really dislike them for a variety of reasons the worst being that after they have cured they can't be recoated, also they can't be polished or buffed out say with steel wool.

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