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Posted on Tried & True finish - what's your thoughts?

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#1 posted 04-22-2010 06:06 PM

I have used both Original Wood Finish and Varnish oil on the cherry coffee table. No chemical, nice light smell but does not last long (after few days, you can’t smell a thing). Oil is not a protective thing as poly.

First of all, you have to be very patient with this product. If you put on too much it will take few days to dry out. What I did was to put on very thin layer (it says on the can too). I left about 6 hours for it to dry. Then put the next coat on.
The Original Wood Finish gives a matte sheen after about 5 coats. The Varnish oil also gives a matte sheen but more on semi gloss side. Both of them need a good rub after the second coat to get the nice sheen.
The final sheen is very nice to look at and touch too. For my next cherry project, I am going to use it again. More work but the result is very beautiful. I have not tried with other woods yet.

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