Painting Over Polyurethane Made Easy with ColorBond – Colorbond Paint

Painting Over Polyurethane Made Easy with ColorBond

Posted on October 29 2021

Painting Over Polyurethane Made Easy with ColorBond


People are changing the style of the interior of their homes by painting over stained doors and moldings. This woodwork is often coated with polyurethane, and painting over polyurethane with standard house trim interior paint can be tricky. There is a lot of work involved to get the paint to stick properly. Of course, removing the polyurethane by sanding or stripping is an option, but let’s assume the polyurethane will be left in place.

When painting over polyurethane with house paint there are several steps that need to be taken. First, the surface needs to be cleaned of dust, grime, and grease. This can be done with a household cleaner. Next, the wood is sanded to provide the proper surface for adhesion of primer, which must be applied before the paint top coat. Without primer the paint will not have a surface to grip onto properly, which could cause it to peel off. The primer then needs to be lightly sanded to smooth the surface and be sure there aren’t brush marks. The final finish of an oil or water-based paint can then be applied.

ColorBond offers a simpler solution for painting over polyurethane. ColorBond LVP Refinisher is designed to bond to leather, vinyl, and plastic. Polyurethane is a plastic so it’s an ideal surface for ColorBond to adhere to. The paint is durable, has a semigloss like sheen, and cleans up easily. It is also user-friendly as it sprays on uniformly and has excellent coverage to reduce the number of coats that need to be applied. To cover the same surface area, ColorBond presents a cost savings over premium quality house paint. Also, it dries far more quickly than house paint.

Preparation is also simple. The doors and trim are first cleaned, ColorBond Prep Cleaner works well for this, then the urethane is scuffed with fine grit sandpaper to provide an anchor surface pattern that’s best for adhesion of the LVP Refinisher. LVP comes in an aerosol spray can version and is also available in a paint can version that can be applied with a spray gun. LVP Refinisher looks great, and with 205 hues offered, there’s a wide choice of beautiful color options available.

Check out the living room of Chris Hoffman who has experience painting over polyurethane with Colorbond LVP Refinisher. He painted the slider and moldings with #119 Ford Black.

Here he  used LVP Refinisher to paint his kitchen cabinets and trim. See the story here.

His first experience using LVP was restyling the cabinetry of his RV. See the story here.

If you need to paint over polyurethane, ColorBond LVP Refinisher is a great option!

Reviewed by: Malcolm Johnson

Reviewed by: Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson founded and operated ColorBond Paint since 1996. He has over 30 years of experience in the automotive painting industry. ColorBond Paint specializes in leather, vinyl, and plastic specific aerosol paint that is OEM approved for automotive manufacturers.


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