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Can you use oil based poly over water based Poly?
Last Updated: 10th April, 2020
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Thereof, can you put oil based polyurethane over water based Polycrylic?
Advertisement. While both polyurethane and polycrylic can be applied over water-based or oil-based paints and finishes, you may find that polycrylic doesn't dry quickly over matte latex paint due to additives in the paint.
Subsequently, question is, can I use oil based clear coat over water based paint? An oil-based varnish can be applied over completely dry acrylic paint with little difficulty. The polyurethane type of varnish is usually the best choice for this. If possible, it is always best to use an acrylic-based varnish for water-based paints and oil-based varnish for oil-based paints to ensure good results.
Besides, should I use oil or water based polyurethane?
COLOR: Oil based poly has an amber hue, whereas water based poly is clear. An oil based polyurethane will continue to amber and darken over time, while water based poly will remain clear for the lifetime of the hardwood floor. Water based poly dries much faster, and several coats (up to 4) can be applied in one day.
Is oil based polyurethane more durable than water based?
Oil based polyurethane lasts longer than water based. There is no contest on the durability between the 2 options. Water based polyurethane has lower VOC's - which is a bit of an environmental benefit (more about that in a moment) - but because it has lower VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), it doesn't last as long.