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#1 posted 04-16-2013 04:59 PM

Wipe on poly is a thinned poly urethane that you can apply with a cloth or foam brush. I just tried it after hearing about it here. I LOVE IT. It goes on very even and doesn’t run, drip or pool the way traditional poly can. Mainly because you can apply a very light coat. After 3-4 coats it still looks very natural (not ‘plasticy’), but imparts a nice amber tone to the wood.

I used the Minwax because it was available locally. You can also make your own by diluting regular poly with mineral spirits…or so I’ve been told.


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