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Forum topic by onglueme posted 08-08-2020 03:03 AM 7280 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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onglueme

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08-08-2020 03:03 AM

Hello,

Curious if anyone has had the experience with Rubio raw wood cleaner. I am somewhat liking the look of Rubio monocoat (more than one coat though) but I am curious if there is any advantage shelling out for the raw wood cleaner that they offer or is it over-glorified mineral spirits?

Thanks in advance.
Larry


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SMP

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#1 posted 08-08-2020 03:28 AM

Cleaner? I’m no big city lawyer, but i just sand raw wood until its clean. Unlesss you are trying to bleach wood?

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onglueme

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#2 posted 08-08-2020 03:33 AM



Cleaner? I’m no big city lawyer, but i just sand raw wood until its clean. Unlesss you are trying to bleach wood?

- SMP

Hey, I didn’t mix it. They are suggesting to use it prior to applying the monocoat and I just want to know if there is any merit.

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#3 posted 08-08-2020 04:14 AM

well a good wood cleaner will remove stains.mildew and the graying wood has takin over many years.yeah you can sand it out if you want to and remove a good amount of wood and spend the time to do what a good wood cleaner will do. research it and decide for yourself.you dont need a “lawyer”-lol.

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onglueme

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#4 posted 08-08-2020 04:31 AM



well a good wood cleaner will remove stains.mildew and the graying wood has takin over many years.yeah you can sand it out if you want to and remove a good amount of wood and spend the time to do what a good wood cleaner will do. research it and decide for yourself.you dont need a “lawyer”-lol.

- pottz


Thanks for letting me know what a good wood cleaner does.

You know, I am not an experienced wood worker, as a matter of fact I am just starting out. If you are saying this forum is not welcoming to newbies where I can ask for advice about things that maybe second nature to some, then just say so and I will take my “research” elsewhere.

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#5 posted 08-08-2020 04:43 AM


well a good wood cleaner will remove stains.mildew and the graying wood has takin over many years.yeah you can sand it out if you want to and remove a good amount of wood and spend the time to do what a good wood cleaner will do. research it and decide for yourself.you dont need a “lawyer”-lol.

- pottz

Thanks for letting me know what a good wood cleaner does.

You know, I am not an experienced wood worker, as a matter of fact I am just starting out. If you are saying this forum is not welcoming to newbies where I can ask for advice about things that maybe second nature to some, then just say so and I will take my “research” elsewhere.

- onglueme


who gave that impressiion ? this forum is all about helping each other learn and grow our wood working knowledge and skills,that’s why after being involved in wood working for about 50 years i came here,to learn and expand my skill base.you came to the right place to learn,if anyone gives you a problem come too me and i will help you get where you need to be.youve been here for a couple years so your not a new kid too the b-s that goes on here,well im no bull [email protected]#ter so call me if you need help.if i cant help ive got friends that will.peace.

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#6 posted 08-08-2020 04:55 AM

I’m not sure why this escalated, but I know pottz well, and he’s a great guy who loves to help out anyone, regardless of their level of experience.

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

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#7 posted 08-08-2020 05:02 AM



I m not sure why this escalated, but I know pottz well, and he s a great guy who loves to help out anyone, regardless of their level of experience.

- Rich


thank you my friend,and this is what good friends do for each other here onglueme.we help each other any way we can or we’ll find someone that can.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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onglueme

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#8 posted 08-08-2020 03:35 PM

Thank you for the clarification. Let us put the above behind us. I look up to many people here that make beautiful things and I am hoping to make some of there things as I gain more knowledge and experience. My only disadvantage is living in NYC where shop space is hard to come by but I am trying to make it work. I am working on a coffee table out of Peruvian walnut. It a very dark wood and I am trying to bring out its beauty and I just wanted to know if its worth spending $60 for the Rubio raw wood cleaner before applying the monocoat pure or can/should i use something cheaper?

I’ve also read about water popping before while changing sanding grit.

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#9 posted 01-20-2022 11:35 PM

Anybody know the answer to this? I have the same question and stumbled across this thread from a Google search. What alternatives are there to Rubio raw wood cleaner that can be used before applying Rubio monocoat?

I know this thread is old, but I’m sure there are other people like me and the OP still searching for the answer, so any help is appreciated.

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#10 posted 01-20-2022 11:54 PM

I use Rubio. Never even considered the cleaner. Just treat it like any other tabletop. Sand it (to 180), blow or vacuum it off then wipe it with mineral spirits or your chemical of choice. Everything I’ve seen or heard was that there is no reason to spend the $.

PS pottz and I used to share a cell together, but that’s a whole ‘nuther story, but he’s a good guy!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#11 posted 01-21-2022 12:10 AM



I use Rubio. Never even considered the cleaner. Just treat it like any other tabletop. Sand it (to 180), blow or vacuum it off then wipe it with mineral spirits or your chemical of choice. Everything I ve seen or heard was that there is no reason to spend the $.

PS pottz and I used to share a cell together, but that s a whole nuther story, but he s a good guy!

- Andybb


LOL-yeah im out on parole right now !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 01-21-2022 12:31 AM



Anybody know the answer to this? I have the same question and stumbled across this thread from a Google search. What alternatives are there to Rubio raw wood cleaner that can be used before applying Rubio monocoat?

I know this thread is old, but I m sure there are other people like me and the OP still searching for the answer, so any help is appreciated.

- allanx24

allanx24 Welcome to lj’s. You have definitely come to the right place!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#13 posted 01-21-2022 01:49 AM



Anybody know the answer to this? I have the same question and stumbled across this thread from a Google search. What alternatives are there to Rubio raw wood cleaner that can be used before applying Rubio monocoat?

I know this thread is old, but I m sure there are other people like me and the OP still searching for the answer, so any help is appreciated.

- allanx24


there are no old threads just old woodworkers-lol. threads that are several years old still pop up.welcome to lj’s.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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allanx24

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#14 posted 01-21-2022 05:44 PM

Thanks guys. I’ll just use mineral spirits after sanding then.

Cheers.

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#15 posted 01-21-2022 06:22 PM

TSP Trisodium phosphate, it’s fairly cheep and easily accessible painters use it to clean walls and woodwork for paint preparation inside a house or outside. Look it up I think this is the solution to your problem the sell it at anywhere you buy paint it is a powder that mixes with water.

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