I have to give credit to my wife for this tip. We were at a local big box store looking at wood for cabinetry. We were curious as to how different wood’s grains were going to look after a finish was applied. We had seen before were people would use a little water to get an idea. Of course we didn’t have any water readily available to us and I don’t think they would appreciate use getting water on their products. That’s when my wife had the brilliant idea of using a small bottle of hand sanitizer from her purse. It worked perfectly. Just like water it gave us an idea of what the wood would look like after a finish was applied. I believe that it is mostly alcohol so in five minutes it had all evaporated with out any ill affects to the wood. Good job babe!
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