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1048 days ago

Should I seal Blo before lacquer - 6 replies

I am finishing a bathroom vanity and have put on a coat of 50% blo and 50% mineral spirits to pop the grain. Do I need to seal it with shellac before spraying with lacquer?

1144 days ago

What is the best finish for a bathroom vanity? - 10 replies

I’m building a bathroom vanity from walnut and am curious about what you lumberjocks consider the best finish for such a project. I’m not comfortable with spraying so it needs to be either a brush on or wipe on product. Also keep in mind that it needs to be fairly water resistant. All advice is appreciated.

1309 days ago

Appropriate Finish for a Walnut Fireplace Mantle/Surround - 8 replies

I have built a fireplace surround and mantle from walnut and am wondering if the Maloof finish (sold at Rockler’s) would be an appropriate finish. I am planning to rag on and wipe off the first coat, allow to dry for 24 hours. Then wet sand the second coat with 400 grit wet/dry sanpaper, wait 24 hours, wet sand the third coat at 600 grit...


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