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Smooth coating over latex paint

I have used a latex paint on some mdf, but want the surface to be smooth and slick. What could I use on top of the paint?
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What kind of latex paint did you use?

I see no reason that latex paint cannot be smooth without anything over top.

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My first thought was a water based poly. Here's a discussion from woodweb:
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_bas...urethanes.html
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George, your right. The latex paint is smooth, but I need it slick. I should have put that in my first post, sorry.
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What kind of latex paint did you use?

I see no reason that latex paint cannot be smooth without anything over top.

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You did say "slick" Nick.

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You did say "slick" Nick.
Yep, just read it, I didn't even otice that I did. It's a cornhole board that my sister is painting, but after that is done I want to seal it with something that will make the bean bags slide when they are thrown.
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OK, Slick you say...

You need to seal the MDF first. Spackle and a light sanding.

Then shellac to seal everything. Again light sanding.

Then your latex but I'm not sure that I would do it that way.

Finally, AFTER the latex has cured (4-6 weeks) a couple of coats of Polycrylic.

Is the result going to look like a black lacquer box? No but it will be as slick as you can make it.

If you really want it slick, slick a French polish would be best.

Use the right tool for the job.

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After the paint is thoroughly dried and sanded smooooth, how about putting on some paste wax and bufffing the surface? Not slick enough? Spray with silicon then wipe till dry. Still not slick enough? Get some of those granuals they use on indoor shuffleboard tables at some bars. Still not slick enough? Go to the bar and order a few beer and forget about it.
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After the paint is thoroughly dried and sanded smooooth, how about putting on some paste wax and bufffing the surface? Not slick enough? Spray with silicon then wipe till dry. Still not slick enough? Get some of those granuals they use on indoor shuffleboard tables at some bars. Still not slick enough? Go to the bar and order a few beer and forget about it.
I think this is what I would do. The big advantage is that it is easily renewable.

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I cant sand the paint, it is a design on top of the mdf.
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