BEHLEN Rockhard Table Top Varnish Expierence?

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Forum topic by mnorusis posted 10-26-2009 09:55 PM 5202 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2009 09:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finish

I think I’m going to use BEHLEN Rockhard Table Top Varnish to finish my entry table project…the boss wants it painted black with a high gloss finish

I’d love to hear from anyone with experience using BEHLEN Rockhard Table Top Varnish. Specifically, what’s your regimine?

Things like:
-how many coats?
-do you thin the coats and if so how much?
-wet/dry sand between coats and at what grit?
-what’s you finish the finish regimine? progressivley finer grit wet sanding followed by different rubbing compounds?

This is my first project, and it’s turning out great, so I don’t want to screw up the finish.


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#1 posted 10-26-2009 10:33 PM

Is this finish also recommended for wet counter toips. I’d like to build a walnut counter top for a bathroom vanity.Considering an exterior finish product. Anxious to see what comments you collect for this one.

-- George,

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 01:30 AM

I used a product called “rock hard table top finish” on my vanity 2 years ago. I do not know if was behlen or not. After cutting out the sink I put a soaking wet rag on the scrap piece to see what would happen. A day later the rag was completely dry and the top was untouched. I never worry about water on it again . Yes it is rock hard also. I found it difficult to work with because it takes sooo long to dry I had to sand between coats more than usual. Then wet sand in the end and because it is rock hard it wasn’t fun. But love the finish. Do a test piece on some scrap to get a feel for it.

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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#3 posted 10-27-2009 01:04 PM

Thanks you Eastside for the finish suggestion. Gonna like this site.

-- George,

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#4 posted 10-28-2009 03:31 AM

Thanks for the info George.

I guess not a lot of people have used this. I’m going to give it a try. If it turns out good I’ll be sure to post what process I used.

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