final sanding on topcoat?

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Forum topic by gdiddy13 posted 08-01-2016 07:36 PM 565 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2016 07:36 PM

I posted earlier that my table is done, and yes it is. However, it pains my brain knowing that the top is quite as smooth as I would like it.

I did 5 coats of OB poly, and I love the look of it. But again, I want it to be really smooth!

I was told to wetsand with 1k, and even 1500 grit sandpaper ( I would do this by hand), then finish with a wax? Think this would suffice?

For what it’s worth, I feel like most of us (myself included) are overwhelmed by the idea of finishing a project. Is there a definitive article out there anywhere, or a great starter guide that could be a “sticky” in the forums?


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#1 posted 08-01-2016 08:10 PM

I’m afraid I’m not much help on the smoothing question but, just in case you haven’t come across his stuff already, I did want to provide this link to Charles Neil’s website. He has a lot of good youtube videos too

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 08:10 PM

I think there are way too many great articles out there to pick one to use as a Sticky for the site. Check out Charles Neil’s web site for articles and his books and DVD’s on finishing , he is pretty much a Master at it.

Rats , I was just a bit to slow on suggesting Charles Neil. But hey that’s two votes for him now.

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 10:28 PM

That’s great help and why I come here. Thanks guys!

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