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Posted on Minwax Polycrylic VS General Finishes High Performance

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#1 posted 03-28-2020 11:48 PM

IMHO – Are comparing GF retail list price and discounted BORG retail prices on MW.
Last I checked, GF HP ~$55/gal from a local distributor. Still more expensive, but better price?

If you using gallons of top coat, you should be using an industrial Finishes supplier. Will be much happier with selection and performance. Can get Gemini WB polyurethane for < $60/gal that performs better than both of the above (those acrylics are too soft IMHO).

If you insist on buying from BORG, try the Varathane WB Polyurethane for wood floors. Better surface hardness than either acrylic above, and reasonably priced too. New Varathane products from Rustoleum at BORG are next generation in WB wood finishes created after GF HP and MW polycrylic existed.

+1 Min Wax sucks.
MinWax is Sherwin Williams retail brand for home use. IME all MW products are extremely finicky about temp/RH and wood surface finish. No one I know, who has used better materials, really likes MW?


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