|Forum topic by Allen||posted 12-03-2007 04:23 PM||1254 views||1 time favorited||2 replies|
12-03-2007 04:23 PM
I’m finishing a wall hung cabinet made of cherry. In trying to branch out from my usual finishing regimen of coat of BLO followed by wipe on poly I decided to try an oil/varnish blend. I picked up a can of General Finish’s Seal a Cell and after two coats I love the warmth it’s giving the cherry. It has a bit of a lustre to it as well, but I’d like to see just a little hint of a sheen.
I know that the Seal a Cell isn’t a topcoat, but I’m wondering if a few more coats are going to add any kind of a sheen to the wood. I’d prefer not to top-coat with poly if I don’t have to. Since it’s not a surface that’s going to take a lot of abuse can I get away without top-coating? Are more coars of the oil/varnish going to bring out any more of a sheen to the wood?
Also, with an oil/varnish mixture is it necessary to finish both sides of the wood? I’d prefer to leave the insides of the cabinet unfinished if possible but I don’t want to cause myself problems down the road.
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