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Can I put oil based polyurethane over water based paint?

Polyurethane can be oil- or water-based, and you can use either kind over latex paint; however, oil-based polyurethane tends to yellow as it ages, whereas water-based varieties stay transparent.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, can I put oil based polyurethane over water based?

Flooring wholesalers and veteran floor finishers agree that you can recoat water-based poly with oil-based as long as the original coating has completely cured—generally 30 to 60 days. You'll have to lightly buff the old finish with a power buffer to prepare it for the new polyurethane.

should I use oil or water based polyurethane? Oil based polyurethane looks better. It has a more depth - both in color and shine and it looks the way we expect hardwood to look. Water based polyurethane has both a duller color and a duller finish. usually giving it a richer look while the water based poly just continues to get duller over time.

Likewise, can you put oil based sealer over water based sealer?

And actually, the answer is YES—you can use our EMTECH water-based sealer or top coat over the oil stain. The beauty of all our water-based sealers and topcoats is that they'll level and adhere to whatever solvent- or oil-based stain you've used.

Can I put polyurethane over oil based paint?

Use a water-based product if you're concerned about color because it won't yellow as much as an oil-based one. Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it takes several hours longer to dry. You can apply polyurethane over any type of paint, as long as it's clean and has been properly prepared.

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