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#1 posted 08-05-2016 09:12 PM

Thanks to you all for your input and insight.

gargey—my choice of water based was really on the recommendation of a mentor—nothing more than that. Other than ease of cleanup, I’m not really passionate either way on oil-based vs. water-based.

At the risk of inciting some passions :-) —what are the arguments against water-based finishes that oil-based trumps?

Thanks again to you all—it’s a great feeling to know that there’s a group of experienced, passionate folks so willing to share insight, experience and opinion with me.


I don t see why you d use a water-based poly over shellac over BLO. Water-based makes sense if you want to avoid yellowing/darkening that occurs with oils, but you used BLO already, so that is moot.

Might as well just use normal oil-based poly. That makes the shellac in between coat pretty much moot as well. (no oil-based/water-based clash).

Put it right on top of your existing “damp” BLO coat, no need to wait. And be done.

- gargey


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