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Forum topic by Freerangedesigns posted 09-24-2015 11:32 PM 682 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Freerangedesigns

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09-24-2015 11:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question ash willow finishing

Hello

This is my first post so go easy on me. I make beds and other furniture out of driftwood – www.freerangedesigns.co.uk. Im am looking for a water based finish that does not stain the wood yellow or make it much darker than the natural look. I’ve used aqualac in the past and have tried the ikea brand behandla. Are there any other makes that I could use? I’m looking for fairy cheap options as I use quite a lot of it. It’s for indoor pieces only.

Thanks!

Paul


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#1 posted 09-24-2015 11:47 PM

General Finishes High Performance isn’t cheap, but it is clear when dry. I wish I had a cheaper alternative to recommend.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 12:02 AM

I use RUST-OLEUM 200031 Varathane Gallon Gloss Interior Waterborne Diamond Polyurethane Scratch and Stain Protection. I like it a lot for the reason you state, it doesn’t change the color of the wood. In the US it’s $48/gallon.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#3 posted 09-25-2015 12:05 AM

Paul, it looks like you are on the other side of the pond so shipping on anything I might recommend would be a killer. But this is what I would use. Also, you have some very creative work to your credit.

-- Art

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#4 posted 09-25-2015 12:06 AM

GF High performance is more like $70/gallon. I never buy it in that quantity.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 09-25-2015 01:29 AM

If memory serves some General Finishes products are hard to find in parts of Europe. I remember hearing something about it on a podcast about a year ago.

If you can find it the High Performance is great. I used it today on a hickory for the reason Charles mentioned, no yellowing at all. It sprays beautifully as well.

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#6 posted 09-28-2015 08:12 PM

Hello everyone. Thanks for the replies. I mistakenly thought that you all would be Scottish for some silly reason

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