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Old 09-08-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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I have a fire place made of a wood outside and a inside metal firebox. I primed the wood which was coated with tongue oil with a good primer and added 4 top coats of a gloss enamel water base. Its not really shining the way I wanted. Can I use a clear with a brush or rag to add a gloss clear coat over it? Thanks Ron
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:20 PM   #2
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Sure, or you can use a different companies Gloss. Every companies sheens will vary, Company X's Gloss might be equivalent to Company Y's Semi-gloss.
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what brand of paint did you use?
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I used Valspar white Gloss. Ron
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If the firebox is insulated you may be OK. Tung oil is a natural polymer and IMO what was used might have been part tung oil.

An acrylic highgloss clearcoat can be applied over the acrylic high gloss paint. I think your final result will be better if you sand the exisisting highgloss some. Don't use steel wool. I would suggest maybe 400 grit wet and dry paper.

IMO best brushed on rather than ragged on.

A really great clear is Benny Moores StaysClear or an equivalent. SW's MinWax is a good choice.

Gloss is a measured quality but it depends who is operating the glossmeter. Kind of like driving a car, where it could be mom or Mario Andretti.
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