When I redid my crappy $5 table late last year I finished it with polyurethane. I wanted a solid finish that would hold up to kids and water rings, and that’s just what you use, right? Well, about a week after I finished it started to turn yellow. Now four months later the table looks terrible….it seriously looks like my toddler didn’t drink water for a week and then peed all over it. That’s a nasty description, I know, but that’s what I thought everytime I walked by.
I sanded off the finish, but the yellow seemed to have seeped into the paint. This stuff doesn’t mess around. So I slapped on a quick coat of white, redistressed, and then pulled out a can of my new favorite thing.
Ladies and Gentleman, meet polycrylic. Polycrylic and polyurethane are like twin brothers…they pretty much look the same, but somehow one of them is always hotter.
Polycrylic is definitely the hot twin. It holds up well, doesn’t turn yellow, and goes on smooth. I’ll still use polyurethane on the certain stuff (like our dining table), but for everything else I’m totally converted.
Ahh, so much better!
Anyone else have any new favorite products or tips and tricks to make DIYing a little easier? Do tell!