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Posted by Mr. Paint on April 13th, 2003 12:49 PM
In reply to 1920's furniture-poly'd and stained- by Jamie Brech on April 12th, 2003 02:44 PM [Go to top of thread]

Jamie.........first of all - you don't need to "protect" an alkyd paint with poly. Decorative paint isn't like auto paint - base coat/clear coat. The durability of decorative house paints is built in - putting a clear over it won't do anything helpful.

As for the yellowing - all alkyd paints yellow to some degree - even the ones that claim to be "non-yellowing" will yellow.

The resin in alkyd paint is golden - it looks like honey - alkyds cure by oxidation (exposure to air) - this oxidation makes the resin more yellow.

Since you are using a cream color - and not white - you likely won't notice the yellowing of your paint.

Your only option to not have this yellow - is to use a latex paint - they don't yellow

Mr. Paint

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