Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chitown cornfields
For brush coat, I have been using a Rustoleum brand water based clear "ultra cover, Painters touch". Beauty is it leaves little or no bubbles from the brush bristles, unlike any polyurethane I've used. It's quite thick like latex house paint. I don't know of the durability, but I use it in severe conditions where I'm covering bark or interior log rot. I also use it on end grains for wood drying, to prevent a color from seeping deep into the grain, and making sanding the surface to get color out impossible. I don't (or rarely) use it for the flat area finish coats. On the rot/bark, I literally pour the paint on the surface and brush it in to prevent runs, and lay it flat for the same reason.
They also make a spray bomb, which I don't know the base material to it. I presume it's lacquer, but has a acetone/xylene odor. Not like when I used to paint cars. It works well for surfaces, but as you complain about, the off gassing lasts a long time.
Would I prefer to use a spray gun setup? You bet. It's just not possible in my garage, and the upcoming impending cold temps make most things impossible.
Comments on this rustoleum product would be appreciated, but I don't want to hijack a thread here.
Last edited by aardvark; 11-17-2011 at 06:09 AM.