Thx everyone for all the great comments. Everyone’s advice and questions are taken in a good way! 99.9% of us Lumberjocks are here to learn and help one another so no offense is ever taken.
I bought a portable spray booth to fix my dust issues when finishing projects, here is that post if interested. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/37053
I received a cpl e mails asking where I have been which was very nice, Thx. Blondie made me take a Vacation. It was nice to get away and she insisted NO I-Phone or Laptop for 10 days while in Cancun. When we returned it was raining for a few days, so not the most ideal conditions for finishing. We needed it though.
The table pretty much takes up all the room in this new portable booth. Being that granite is going in the middle there is an opening for me to work. I crawl in and then apply the finish. I will be putting an exhaust fan with filter once I find one. I do use a professional mask as well, ( THX justoneofme ). It has 2 plastic windows no screens.
http://www.ajtools.com/products/6541.html This is where I bought it.
The finish I’m applying on the table is Epifanes from Holland. http://www.epifanes.com/home.htm It seems to have the highest UV protection and the boat owners I’ve talked too, swear by it. The manufacturer recommends, only brushing it on and spraying the last coat if I want to. I’m doing the bottom of the table first to learn how it reacts and how things go. The pics aren’t the greatest because of the bright light I have in there sorry.
The pics are after the 2nd coat. 1st coat is cut 50/50 , 2nd coat 25% 3rd 15% and rest 5%. Some light sanding in between coats. I’m impressed so far after the 2nd coat. I’m putting 3 coats on the bottom and 5 or 6 on the top. We live in Southern California so lots of sun light but it is under a covered patio with 2 open walls.
We’re getting close thank goodness! LOL
Again thx everyone!
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