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Posted on poly varnish top coat over dewaxed shellac

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 10-07-2012 11:11 AM

Nite Walker’s plan makes sense….shellac is meant to be a thin finish, building it very thick may lead to alligatoring. Also consider most wiping varnish coats are considered to be 3 wiping coats = 1 brushed coat. So putting 1 wiping coat on the desk may not provide the protection you want. As you consider your choices, I guess there is no option to keep the shop heated for a day or 2 to allow most of the varnish to cure? The waterborne will solve your problems, in terms of drying and odor.

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