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#1 posted 10-21-2018 01:54 AM

So, polyurethane that says to apply with a brush of some sort is not wipable?
- Redvan

I generally brush on several coats sanding in between and spray the final. This is the quickest way I have found to get a nice finish. That said, I have wiped on a lot of poly {as well as oil finish} in my day and I have never cut it with anything. Take a rag, wipe it on, let it dry repeat….about fifty times. It ain’t fast, but it is pretty much fool proof. The finest British made double guns are finished this way {known as London oil} and they start at about $60,000.00 each. If you go with hand rubbed just keep putting it on until you get the finish you want. Eventually you will want to rub it down between coats with some #0000 steel wool or rubbing compound on a felt pad. Nothing else can compare when it is right. Sometimes the simplest way is the best way. Good luck.

Edit: I think it’s MinWax that makes a “wipe on” poly. It does work pretty good if you don’t want to try just wiping on regular poly.

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