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Brush marks in urethane finish

by bygrace
posted 08-10-2017 06:52 PM


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Vindex

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#1 posted 08-10-2017 07:01 PM

I am a complete novice myself. However, as I understand it, almost all commercial varnishes need to be thinned before you apply them. That is probably even more important when it is hot outside (I live in San Antonio, so I have the same problem you do). You can always thin the varnish enough to wipe it on. That’s what I did on my most recent project.

This site offers a good explanation of the process:

http://www.askhlm.com/Articles/ArticleViewPage/tabid/75/ArticleId/5/Wipe-on-Varnish.aspx":http://www.askhlm.com/Articles/ArticleViewPage/tabid/75/ArticleId/5/Wipe-on-Varnish.aspx

Hope that helps!

-Brad

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#2 posted 08-10-2017 07:04 PM

Thanks Brad, ill check it out.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#3 posted 08-10-2017 07:27 PM

I would sand or scrape it smooth and thin the last coat or two.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 08-10-2017 07:39 PM



I would sand or scrape it smooth and thin the last coat or two.

- Rick M

Ditto

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#5 posted 08-10-2017 08:08 PM

Rick and Fridge – that’s what was going through my mind also. should I thin with mineral spirits or just water, since its water based. Ive read both or okay. Thanks

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#6 posted 08-10-2017 08:19 PM

It is not surprising that you might have problems like described. It is a very fast drying finish. I would do some trials with thinning it and what you thin it with.

I was reading about this product and it mentions that it stays flexible. I wonder how hard it will get for a table top.

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#7 posted 08-10-2017 08:39 PM



Rick and Fridge – that s what was going through my mind also. should I thin with mineral spirits or just water, since its water based. Ive read both or okay. Thanks

- bygrace

If it’s waterborne poly, thin it with water. Preferably distilled.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#8 posted 08-10-2017 10:19 PM

Redoak49 – I think your probably right about using again for a table top. I was thinking about the extra water and heat a table top has to endure. I will definitely go back to Behlen’s Rock hard Table Top Varnish.

RichTaylor – sounds good. ill try that first.

Thanks for all your help guys!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#9 posted 08-11-2017 05:43 AM

Going out on a limb here, as I am not familiar with the varnish you mentioned, but can it be sprayed?

Regards,

Bob

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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