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#1 posted 10-07-2012 10:49 PM

It’s not a hoax when using waterborne finishes.

I’ve done plenty of finishing with zinsser sealcoat and without it before applying my choice finish, crystalac super premium. Much less, if any grain raising with the sealcoat. I realize I could use any number of oil based finishes first, but they take too long to dry for my preference, plus I can tint the sealcoat if necessary with transtint, which I’ve done before as well. Sealcoat dries in less than 30 minutes.

Even Marc (the wood whisperer) did a recent project (stepping stool) where he sealed the stool first with a coat of sealcoat and then went on to use minwax poly wiped on. He did this because he’d have to put more coats of the poly if he didin’t seal the wood first.

I like flexner’s book for the most part but I really don’t agree with some of his beliefs.

If sealcoat is baloney, why does it work so good?

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