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Posted on Finish my boot bench but don't like the finish

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#1 posted 05-22-2014 04:48 PM

Use mineral spirits, VM&P naphtha or turpentine to remove the wax. Next, use a coat of dewaxed shellac to seal in the BLO, as well as any residual wax. After that, you can use either lacquer or more coats of shellac as your topcoat. Here’s a tip: avoid using light coloured paste wax on dark, open grained woods. As you have seen, it will lodge in the pores and cause them to appear white. Beautiful work, by the way.

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