11:20PM | 05/29/05
Member Since: 05/29/05
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Need help with paint over varnish!

I applied 3 coats of Super Valspar clear gloss varnish ( 1 liter red/gold

can) exterior/interior for plywood bedroom walls in my home. Applied 3

coats and let the boards sit in the garage for 6 months. I still notice a

plywood smell from the boards after I nailed them to the wall, couldnt be the varnish after 6 months drying time.

I dont want to apply more coats to better seal the wood since the boards are already nailed to the wall with the long varnish drying time.

(How long does it take for the varnish smell to go away?)

(And Can I just use quick drying enamel (Boysen) over the varnish (2) coats, to seal off all odors? Will the enamel adhere to the

varnish without peeling off?)

Thank you!


02:36AM | 05/30/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
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I don't think it would be the varnish after all this time.

If you want to paint it you need to prime it with a pigmented shellac such as Zinsser BIN and then apply a finish paint over this. You should sand the entire surface before you prime to aid in adhesion.


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