Non-yellowing clear coat for white outdoor furniture

Old 03-23-16, 03:42 PM
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Question Non-yellowing clear coat for white outdoor furniture

I just built a wood bench for my front porch and plan to paint it with a white exterior paint. I was thinking of putting a protective top coat over it, but haven't had much experience with top coats. The only thing I've used in the past over white was the Minwax water-based poly, and that yellowed the heck out of the paint job.

Any suggestions on something else I should try?
Old 03-24-16, 03:01 AM
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Are you sure it was water based poly? water based shouldn't have turned it yellow but an oil base would have. That said, if you use a decent exterior latex enamel you shouldn't need to apply a clear top coat.
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Latex paint and water based poly should not yellow. If either the paint or the poly was oil based, then I would expect yellowing.

I agree with Mark about using a quality exterior paint and skipping the top coat in the first place.

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