How to Spray Clear Coat on Wood

A clear coat protects the wood surface from getting stained and any water or sun damage. A polyurethane coat is long-lasting and keeps your wooden furniture shiny. Clear coats come in various forms, including oil-based and water-based polyurethane. The polyurethane varnish covers the carved surface of the wood and smooths it out.

This article will discuss how to apply a clear coat to the wood. So, without further delay, let’s begin with the finishing procedure.

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Spray Clear Coat on Wood:

Applying a polyurethane coat to woods is very obligatory. Polyurethane coat spray is a magical ingredient if you don’t want any grains and craves on the wood.

Here are the tips to follow while applying the clear coat spray:

  1. Before applying the polyurethane coat to the wood, stir it in your polyurethane can. Please don’t shake it; otherwise, it creates air bubbles, making the final look terrible.
  2. The first layer of poly should be thin. Take a foam brush, dip it into your polyurethane coat, and gently apply it to the wood. Sometimes foam brush makes bubbles on the wood surface, so you can also use a chip brush. It helps you apply the coat on corners and gives a fine finish.
  3. After the first coat. Sand with the grain on each piece of wood with 220 grit sandpaper. Don’t sand too hard. Just give it a gentle hand to remove all kinds of carves or bubbles on the wood. Wear gloves and a mask while doing this whole process.
  4. If you don’t sand between polyurethane applications, nothing happens with some types of polyurethane but most polyurethanes will not feature well, if you leave the dust nubs and brush strokes. Eventually, the polyurethane finish will peel off or distort.
  5. Once the sanding is done, remove the sawdust on the wood with a tack cloth. Then apply a second coat of polyurethane. The second coat of polyurethane should be thicker than the first one. Now sand it again, wipe off the dust and apply the third polyurethane coat on the wood surface area. And let it dry completely. And it’s all done.

Take Away:

Remove any old paint, varnish, or other finishes before applying polyurethane for the best results. To ensure a smooth coating, sand the wood with a sanding block or orbital sander.

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