|Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake||posted 10-12-2009 12:05 AM||1885 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-12-2009 12:05 AM
We’ve just completed sanding the fronts and sides of some older oak cabinets. They had a dark stain on them and varnish. All of it has come of. Nothing left but bare wood. What a job!
The owner wants to refinish them natural. Doesn’t care if using water or oil based natural poly. We want to apply wood filler to the grain. The only wood filler I’ve ever used is the thick oil based one I used to apply with a course rag then rub it off completely and let it dry for a long time before varnishing. That was a long time ago. The grain filled and made a smooth even surface for varnishing. This wood filler isn’t much available any longer.
The questions: Water based poly would be fine with us. So, on red oak, for those LJ’s who have experience with this:
1. Am I correct in assuming that the water based wood filler applied before the water based poly will achieve pretty much the same affect?
2. Is this water based product a good way to go? Will we be satisfied with the results?
Thanks in advance.
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