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finishing Advice

by Jeffroe11
posted 12-04-2018 01:49 PM

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 01:58 PM

Minwax wipe on poly.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 02:12 PM

Minwax wipe on poly.

- bondogaposis

I second that. Use a couple or three coats. After the last coat has dried, use some Liberon 0000 steel wool to apply a coat of paste wax.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 02:21 PM

I agree with the wipe on poly. I just posted a Maloof style rocker and finished with several coats of Teak Oil, 4 coats wipe on poly,and the Butcher’s Wax. I lightly rubbed down the polystyrene coats with 0000 steel wool and sanded with 1500-2000 grit before wax.

Finishing is much more than lipstick. If you approach it like lipstick, that is what you will get. It will make or break your project. It provides a look and feel that are important to the success of a project. My suggestion is to try any new finishing plan on some scraps to see how it will look much easier to throw out a scrap that you do not like than not like your project. I am not any where like an expert and that is why I do trials on scrap until I find what looks best. Yes, it takes time but worth it.

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 12:08 PM

Finishing is 1/2 the project – not just lipstick. That mw “tung oil” is not tung oil but a wipe on varnish that may very well be the same as the mw wipe on poly. Just add 2-3 more coats, wax if you want, and good to go.

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