Fast-Drying Polyurethane VS. Wipe-On Poly

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Forum topic by wallyginter1 posted 07-09-2015 03:37 PM 1173 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-09-2015 03:37 PM

i have seen multiple youtube videos, in which people explain how to make wipe on poly, from fast drying polyurethane. But i do not understand what the difference is between the two except that the wipe on poly is thinner

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 04:06 PM

Wipe on poly is far more expensive than mixing your own.


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#2 posted 07-09-2015 04:09 PM

That is the difference, the wipe on varnish is thinner (that is, has more thinner added to it). When a manufacturer makes it, they take the varnish they have, thin it, call it “magic finish something or other”, and charge more . You can then take the wiping varnish, add BLO, and it becomes danish oil (typically mixed 1/3 each thinner, varnish, BLO).

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