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#1 posted 09-17-2010 06:33 PM

Just an update, and request for more advice.

I let the table sit, and it cured. I thought it looked a little splotchy after several coats still, so I called Waterlox, who said I shouldn’t apply it with Viva papertowels unless I was prepared to put MANY coats on, instead I should use a brush. So, I put a coat on with a brush and it went on thick and dried much glossier than previous coats.

The person this table is for would like a less glossy finish. Maybe I put the last brush-on coat on too thick… I was going to buy Waterlox satin for the last brush-on coat but guy at Woodcraft recommended sanding it lightly instead to achieve a satin finish. What do you think, is that inferior to the Waterlox satin, will it be difficult to get an even satin finish with sanding without taking too much off? Will one possibly look better than the other regardless?

Oh, and I have a photo now, although this is before the last coat which increased glossiness, and I still need to find/install hardware. (I’m open to suggestions even though I know it’s so subjective)

Unfinished sofa table

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