Clear varnish over satin gloss?

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  1. ukal

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    hi. I have just bought a 'ready primed' window board to use as an internal step to finish off our french doors. I was going to paint it with Satin Gloss but wanted to protect it further with it being a step.

    Can i apply some kind of varnish (I'm after a satin finish), to protect the gloss? If so which kind would you recommend?

    Or am I best off putting wooden floor paint onto the door step with no varnish? If so which kind would you recommend?

    any advice welcome.

    many thanks
     
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    Varnish wont protect it any further. Varnish over oil based paints tend to make it look yellow aswell.
     
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    if its mdf then it will fail quite quickly unless you keep it dry
     
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    I seem to recall that Tecaloid vehical paint had a varnish top coat system. It was used on our council lorries in the 70/80's according to my father who worked for the local authorities at the time .
    Not that it really helps answer the question.
     
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    thanks all. and er...thanks ladylola :)

    So perhaps wooden floor paint is the way forward for better protection from being scuffed etc? Yes its primed MDF.
     
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    What's "satin gloss"?
     
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    Amateur speak for satinwood.
     
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    Which is Dulux's terminology for Acrylic Eggshell
     
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    Satinwood is not Dulux's eggshell, eggshell is Dulux's eggshell, acrylic or not.
     
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