Maximum Durability on Painted Handrails

By Wesley Knight

 

About 15 months ago, I decorated this hall, stairs and landing. I wanted to test something out. The handrail takes a battering, and customer wanted something to last. However, they had opted for a dark eggshell / satin finish and ring marks etc would probably ruin it pretty quick.

Knowing how good a finish Zinsser Allcoat is, I opted for that, but because it would mark fairly easily on something like this. I thought I would give it a coat of Tikkurila Unica 20 oil varnish to protect the finished paintwork.

It was a bit trial and error, as I hadn’t used varnish on top of paint before, but it dries smooth as silk. It actually improved the finish of the Zinsser Allcoat, which is pretty awesome in itself! As you can see from the pictures, it added depth and a richness which looked amazing!

So, over a year down the line, there isn’t a mark on it. Even at the bottom where people pivot and swing round it. The pictures were taken today.

Also did the same method on this front door, and drove past it the other week, still solid 👌🏼

So, if you have dark handrails or the like to do, This is a sure fire hit for extra durability 💥

 

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Maximum Durability on Painted Handrails

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