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Good morning. I still have a ways to go but as my latest project moves forward I am thinking of finish. My daughter plays D1 softball and has a wooden bat that has some sayings she likes on it. So I jointed some Purple Heart together, my neighbor is a professional artist and will be painting her schools logo and mascot on it with oil paint. I am going sand to 120 thinking this would be smooth to the touch but also allow the paint something to ‘grab’ onto. 
 

with this in mind would a simple poly be the best final finish? I really would like to keep the sheen down. Thoughts? 
 

thanks

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Oil-based finishes, including poly, are likely to amber too much and ruin the paint's hue.

Lacquer has some aggressive solvents that could damage the oil paint underneath.

 

Water-based acrylic is generally the clearest.   Since you are applying over oil paint, give the paint a good amount of time to dry first. That would be my choice.

 

Cardinal rule : test on some scrap first.

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9 hours ago, kmealy said:

Oil-based finishes, including poly, are likely to amber too much and ruin the paint's hue.

Lacquer has some aggressive solvents that could damage the oil paint underneath.

 

Water-based acrylic is generally the clearest.   Since you are applying over oil paint, give the paint a good amount of time to dry first. That would be my choice.

 

Cardinal rule : test on some scrap first.

Thank you for the information.

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