It’s not surprising to see people intending to apply a polyurethane finish on their newly painted wooden surfaces, as many of them have their reasons. Some want their wooden surfaces to look sparkling, renewed, and lovely, while others want to protect the paint to make it last longer.
If you recently painted your floors and want to apply polyurethane, the real question you should be asking yourself is, how long for paint to dry before polyurethane? I will tell you how long you can wait and how to apply polyurethane on your floor.
How Long for Paint to Dry Before Polyurethane?
It’s best that you allow the painted surface to dry between 24 and 72 hours before applying polyurethane. For best results, I advise that you allow the surface to stay even longer for a day or two.
Give it ample time to dry to avoid complications. The longer you wait, the better and more durable the surface. Your waiting period depends on certain factors, such as the type of paint, type of wood, the atmospheric condition, and ventilation.