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richgreer

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#1 posted 954 days ago

I have pretty good luck with poly. Here’s my approach. I only use wipe-on poly and I apply it with a disposable foam brush. Right after I cover an area of about 2 square feet or less, I wipe the poly off with a lint free paper towel. I wait 3-4 hours, sand lightly with clean 400 grit paper, and apply another coat. Each coat is quite thin and I consider 5 coats to be the minimum for any visible area. I’ll get by with fewer coats on the underside or back of an item.

As an FYI, I like Minwax wipe on poly but I think the gloss is too glossy and the satin is too dull. I mix them 50/50 to get the finish I want.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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