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Forum topic by billys posted 02-18-2010 10:29 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2010 10:29 PM

I am building cherry Queen Anne living room furniture (two end tables and one coffe table). I plan to finish with mimwax antique Oil finish. What should I use as a topcoat, hand-rubbed poly, waterlox or something else?
Any help would sure be appreciated, I am not very good at finishes.


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#1 posted 02-18-2010 11:41 PM

Billy, either poly or waterlox will work just fine. If I were doing this I would apply the poly as a wipe-on application. Wipe-on varnishes such as poly and Waterlox are very forgiving with respect to runs and sags and dry quickly so that multiple coats can be applied within a short time frame.

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