oil based poly is leaving calif. soon

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Forum topic by eddy posted 10-29-2009 08:17 PM 1166 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2009 08:17 PM

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minwax and others are going to water based products i just picked up the 3 last cans of oil based at the local
lowes was about 4 dollars off the regular price not a bad deal. i am not sure if water based will raise the grain or not. but i am not ready to find out

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 08:40 PM

To be safe raise and knock it back down before applying water based stain/poly.

Also, does the Prop 65 focus on Poly eliminate it from sale or just restrict the size of the containers like with oil based stains?

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 08:53 PM

hate waterbase,just aint the same.if its going from cali then the rest will follow.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 09:01 PM

I quit using oil base finish 6 years ago and don’t miss it a bit. Water base is just as good and a whole lot better for the body and enviroment not to mention clean up.

-- You don't have to be crazy to work with juniper, but it sure helps.

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 11:34 PM

I’m not surprised. Thanks for the heads-up.

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 12:27 AM

I’ve used it for a long time too. A good product and a lot less fumes.

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 12:38 AM

I find that it works better if you don’t raise the grain in advance. If it does raise the grain it hardens in the raised position making it very easy to sand off. You will have to sand for a second coat anyway. Another good thing is that by running your hand over the surface it’s real easy to feel the rough spots if you missed sanding any.

It dries real fast, but usually takes a coat or two more to complete it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 10-30-2009 12:51 AM

I noticed that Lowes in Salisbury MD, was selling all of thier Minwax stain for about 25% of regular price.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 10-30-2009 04:27 AM

thanks all. A lot of good tips here for using water based stuff doesn’t sound like such a mystery
will have to give it a whirl on some scraps and see what happens

-- self proclaimed copycat

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