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Posted on Minwax Antique Finish - clear or amber? Satin or gloss?

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#1 posted 11-05-2018 12:13 AM

+1 on what the Colonel said. Minwax antique oil is my absolute go to finish. I’ve used it for coffee tables to small boxes and even tool handles. Works on most domestic hard woods. Not great on pine… Amber color. I use it as a wipe on oil or build a finish by wet sanding between coats using mineral spirits. Usually I thin with MS or add Penetrol Flood at a 1:4 ratio. This finish is easily buffed if more sheen is desired. I find it quite durable and easily repaired.

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