|Forum topic by LostHasher||posted 12-20-2015 12:32 AM||507 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-20-2015 12:32 AM
—This thread is awesome because I’m not going to ask a question.
Instead, I’d like to humbly give all of you a set of parameters, and allow you the glorious opportunity to brag about YOUR solution.
Parameter 1: The table is gorgeous. A couple tiny bubbles and bits of dust to buff out somehow. You, the refinisher, researched every single step… for hours and days… strippers, sanding, staining, finishing. Totally paid off.
Parameter 2: To finish the table, you can only use oil gloss poly, foam brushes and 000 synthetic steel wool. OK, mineral spirits and rags if you need them. No waxes. No $50 unicorn-hair brushes.
Parameter 3: You have to get this to your client in four days. He knows it’s going to be curing way after Christmas, and that he might not even be able to put on the hardware right away. This means, in theory, you can give him the satin table if it needs to cure for a week or two before the Buffing of the Bubbles and Gloss Application occur.
Parameter 4: You can’t tell your client it’s too late for gloss. You know that gloss over satin will be “glossy enough.” You hate foam brushes. You firmly believe synthetic steel wool is subpar. But these are your parameters. Good luck everyone.