Barnwood Countertops #12: To wax or not to wax, that is the question.

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Blog entry by spunwood posted 02-04-2012 09:54 PM 11199 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Arm-R-Seal Part 12 of Barnwood Countertops series Part 13: Filling Holes, Making a Mess, Using Epoxy »

I think that a Johnson’s wax cover might give this countertop some extra protection and also hide some of the imperfections in the arm-r-seal finish. What are your thoughts. I have some pictures here of it and also a picture of one of the drips…the last picture. Love to hear your advice. May wax it in two weeks.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 10:14 PM

Go to your Rockler store and ask for this !
The more you work it the better the finish.
“Liberon Black Bison Fine Paste Wax” expensive but it is worth it !

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 05:19 AM

I can not offer much advise on the waxing as I am still working on that whole finishing process. But did want to say these counters are looking awesome!


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#3 posted 02-05-2012 06:01 AM

did you sand for days?!!
Those look incredible!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 07:13 AM

Wax a bit of it. If you don’t like it strip it.

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 09:29 PM

Thanks Clieb & Christine! I am so psyched about this project.
I originally had a cabinet shop put it through a drum sander, but after all the epoxy, I ended up sanding it down with 120 grit. It took a few days of sanding, but it really wasn’t that bad. I sanded the whole thing to 220, and sanded the epoxy to 600. Arm-r-seal really does a great job popping the grain.

Thanks for the advice chips.

Jumbo, that is such simple but good advice! Duh, why didn’t I think of that :)

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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