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Project by workerinwood posted 372 days ago 1340 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were Christmas (2012) gifts for some of the grand children. They were made from poplar then finished with milk paint. I did not put a finish over the milk paint but I think I need to get them back in the shop and touch up the paint and put a coat of polyurethane on them – any suggestions for cover coat besides polyurethane.

-- Jack, Albuquerque





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Elksniffer

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#1 posted 372 days ago

Boiled linsed oil is the traditional treatment over milk paint. Tung oil also works well. Thin the first coat about 50%. Wipe or paint on heavy, let it soak in about 15 minutes and the wipe off as much as possible. Let dry completely, maybe a day or or two. Apply at least one more undiluted coat the same way. You may want to sand with a fine sandpaper or scotch pad between coats if you want a very smooth surface.

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 372 days ago

great benches,i bet the grandkids love them.
whats the dimensions,i’d like to build one for my daughter.if you don’t mind sharing.thanks marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 372 days ago

Very nice benches.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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pjones46

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#4 posted 372 days ago

Really like the benches….great colors. Bet you could sell a few.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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majuvla

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#5 posted 370 days ago

They look beautiful.Who could wish better Christmas present?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 370 days ago

Good looking benches! Like the design and the colors. Great gift idea indeed!

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cassiet717

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#7 posted 251 days ago

These are great! Perfect for kids.

-- CassieT

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