|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 04-06-2010 05:28 PM||974 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-06-2010 05:28 PM
I’ve seen lots of advice that could be labelled, “this is how I do my finishing”. That advice is often helpful. Nonetheless, I am often mystified by all the finishing options available. We have shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, polys, etc. We have products designated as sanding finishers, conditioners, top coats etc. We have a number of products that are only identified by their marketing names such as Minwax Antique Oil or Waterlox. Of course, we have tung oil, BLO, mineral oil etc.
Is there such a thing as a comprehensive guide to all these finishing options with advice on what works with what and under what conditions you should use X, Y, or Z?
I think we all have a sense for what works for us but I know, in my own case, I would like to know if there are better options available for certain situations and I don’t want to just randomly experiment.
Does anyone know of a good book that addresses this issue in a comprehensive fashion?
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.