I need to paint laminate top tables; glue newspaper articles, playing cards
and bumper stickers to them; and then polyurethane over the top of the
whole thing. Can anyone give me advice on the gluing and finish coat? I
need to know what types of glue and polyurethane to use. I have
directions from HGTV on painting the laminate.
use spray adhesive for newpaper articles or whatever. Don't get it too
thick, you're finish coat should hold them in place.
Now, you've run into a problem...polyurethane yellows with age and
won't look too good on a table, unless you want an amber-ish hue.
Their are two options as i see it, go with polycrylic which won't
yellow, but will provide years of use. you can get it at walmart.
Or, there are two-part epoxylike coatings that would create a very
thick plastic-like layer. These are expensive and hard to use, you've
gotta use a blow torch to get rid of the bubbles. Works great for
clocks, as that's the biggest project i've used the stuff on.
go with polycrylic, you'll like it.
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