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Posted on Wipe on Poly frustration,Help!!

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 12:57 AM

OK I am a big fan of Minwax Wipe On Poly (see my projects) and I don’t think that the product is the problem. I have run into the dull / glossy scenario on a last coat a couple of times and I think it was because I was over wiping or cheaping out on the finish to get a quicker dry and avoid the dreaded dust. I have two bits of advice:
1) As others have stated, you must put a full wet coat on so it can self level
2) Do you have a walk in shower? It’s the most dust free environment you’ll ever find. I know 30×60 is pretty large but try to think of a place like that.

Personally if I wanted a satin finish and was worried about dust I’d produce the best gloss finish I could and then rub it out with mineral oil and wet / dry paper to about 600 grit, higher for higher sheen.

Paul M

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