Kicking Brush On Lacquer to the back of the shelf and putting Minwax wipe on poly on the front shelf.
After following Boxguys (Big Al) finishing method I found it much more greatly to my liking what a huge difference, I know there’s a world of finishing methods and technique’s and I had settled into the one above without notion of feeling the need for any further exploration until the start of this week when I decided to step outside of my finishing realm and make a change, so glad I did, as much as I hate to say sometimes change is good :)
All of my previous projects I’ve used a sequence of finishing coats, starting first with one coat of Tung Oil with a wipe and drying time then following it with several coats of Brush on Lacquer and that was it.
The beginning of this week I used Big AL’s finishing method which also started off with a coat of Tung Oil wipe and dry then two to four coats of wipe on poly drying and sanding in between coats, and lastly following it up with Minwax finishing paste wax using 0000 steel wool.
Both finishes give you greatness in appearance, I found that wipe on poly was much more friendly to apply also with much less worry for runs, as Lacquer thickened during the coats applied, I found it harder to apply also very susceptible to running, dry time for Lacquer was faster as the dry time for poly was a two day process instead of a one day process but with wipe on poly came much better results and much easier to apply, by following it up with the final coat with Minwax finishing Paste Wax put the cherry on the top, my thanks goes out to Big Al for sharing his finishing method, it is now mine. :)
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