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A Great Finish for Furniture Projects

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Review by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 01-08-2018 10:29 PM 1303 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been using this finish now for a few months and have really found it to be a great finish for furniture projects. Especially, if they are going to be subject to water.

I started out putting it on a bathroom vanity top made of cypress. Beautiful color and depth was achieved with multiple coats and sanding between coats with 400 grit. Final coats we wet sanded.

I next used it on an antique table restoration and couldn’t have been more pleased as well as my client.

Finally, I put 4 coats on a barn wood island top. It worked out great.

I have used brushes, rollers and rags to apply. It smooths out very quickly without any fuss.

I would encourage any woodworker just getting into finishing to give it a try. It’s very forgiving and builds to a wonderful protective film.

The original finish is a medium sheen but you can get gloss and matte finish. Use the original finish for the first coats and then use the gloss or matte for the final coats. You can also use a very high grit sandpaper to dull the shine also.

Now, it is a bit pricey but not anymore than other premium coating. I paid $75 for the gallon but it does come in quarts that are about $32.

This finish cures in presents of oxygen so that’s why the can is crushed to squeeze out the air prior to putting on the top.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.




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#1 posted 01-08-2018 10:44 PM

Thanks for the review.

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 11:19 PM

+1

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#3 posted 01-09-2018 02:13 AM

Long time Waterlox user here. Great stuff. Get yourself a can of Bloxygen to protect it in the can, especially since you’re buying it by the gallon.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 01-09-2018 02:45 PM

Great product – longtime user. I use smaller amounts and this is the best option for storage and dispensing that I have found. Purchase extra caps as sometimes they can crack.

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 07:27 PM

I realize this thread is about Waterlox and not products to keep the finish fresh, but I don’t understand the concept of spending several dollars on storage bags when about 15 cents worth of Bloxygen will completely seal the finish from the oxygen above it in the original can.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#6 posted 01-11-2018 03:34 PM

Rich,

Thanks for info. I have Bloxygen on my shopping list.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#7 posted 01-11-2018 09:09 PM

Thanks guys, I will try this

-- Petey

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#8 posted 01-16-2018 05:35 PM

A few years back I tried using propane instead of Bloxygen, which was suggested in a forum post I read: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?19653-Bloxygen

Like Bloxygen, it’s heavier than air but at ~$4 for a 14oz. tank, it’s a lot cheaper and available at any hardware or big box store. I’ve been using ever since :)

-- Les

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#9 posted 02-02-2018 01:19 PM

I also use propane, out of the small torches I have around for various uses.

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