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Posted on About to put a finish on my first project

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#1 posted 02-12-2017 07:02 PM

First off, good job with the box.

Wipe the box down with mineral spirits. If the grain goes from average to great, then an oil base coat (or two) is probably the way to go to get that same grain pop. Wipe on poly (Arm-R-Seal for example) as a top coat is easy and while you’ll do more coats, it’s pretty difficult to screw up. As you build the poly coats it’ll start to really get a nice deep finish.

OSU55 has a good point about felting the bottom. You can get stick on felt from most craft stores (Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s fabric, etc).


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