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Posted on Can I put poly over Watco?

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 04:55 PM

I sand in coats of Watco, so I may be a little crazy when it comes to how smooth the finish is (2000 grit). I then put a wipe on poly after the Watco is fully cured. Trying to build a Watco oil finish might cause you to go crazy…

“Journal entry 942: Day 1,012: Still applying Watco finishes daily to get an even build. Results not looking promising. Thinking I may go mad in this workshop before it’s done. Tablesaw keeps teasing me. Sanding paper is mocking me. When will it end?”

Prep work is the most important step to a good finish. Poor prep work equal poor finish results.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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