|Forum topic by brownmd||posted 1530 days ago||752 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
1530 days ago
I’m building a bed from hemlock, and it’s getting time to start finishing… scary! I got some of Charles Niel’s new Blotch control, and covered that with some General finishes water based dye stain. I’m really impressed with how well that blotch control worked. (hopefully it will look as good on the whole project) But now I’m trying to figure out what to do with the top coat.
I’d originally planned on puting some oil based poly on it. A couple months ago on here, I got some recomendations to use tung oil since it’s a soft wood. I’d never used anything water based before this dye, and I’m loving it… My “workshop” is a corner of our bedroom with a tarp on the floor, so the low fumes was awesome, and I’ve started wondering about finding a finish that’s water based, maybe a water based poly? How are the fumes with shellac, and would that provide protection?
Do I need to put shellac or something on top of the dye before I do a clear coat to keep it from moving?
Sorry, just seems like the more I learn, the more I figure out how much I don’t know. Six months ago when the plan for this thing started, it was going to be painted, then it was going to be a can of minwax stain and some poly… now….? You tell me…
PS – In case it wasn’t obvious from the above, it’s going to need to be something I can wipe or brush on…