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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 06-03-2010 02:15 AM 1091 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TopamaxSurvivor

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06-03-2010 02:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sealers oil water base

I am sealing a window shelf for my wife’s plants with Arm-R-Seal. It is an oil base product. I am wondering if the water based version would hold up as well with water spills from plant watering? What do you finishers think?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 06-03-2010 02:19 AM

The waterbase materials I’ve use have held up well Bob.

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 02:26 AM

Once water base finishes dry they are not water soluble.. so will handle a little water.. just to be save wax it and then the water will bead…double protection…
JMHO

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#3 posted 06-03-2010 02:56 AM

I thought they would probably be about the same. My latex paint never washes off the house ;-)) I was just curious what real woodworkers would say.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-03-2010 05:08 AM

It all depends on the actual line voltage of the nearest outlet, and whether it is properly grounded. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 06-03-2010 07:15 AM

If it is? Is all good? or will the H2o attract the line voltage and ruin the ground?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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