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Forum topic by ChrisForthofer posted 09-11-2010 05:46 AM 953 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2010 05:46 AM

I am making a medicine cabinet for our guest bathroom, I dont much care for all the labor intensive sanding that poly requires between coats. Being a finishing newbie I am wondering if a varnish would be suitable for a cabinet that will not be getting a terrible amount of wear and tear but will be exposed to a moist environment. If varnish wouldnt be suitable could you finish savy folks recommend something that would work? Thanks for the help in advance.


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#1 posted 09-19-2010 07:02 PM

I am not that experienced in finishing, but from what I understand poly is probably the easiest finish to apply especially for the environment you describe.

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#2 posted 09-19-2010 07:33 PM

maybe wood lacquer can come handy?

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 05:05 PM

Varnish wood be a good choice. Pick a varnish that is designed to be used outdoors. Lacquer is great if you have a spray gun as it drys very fast and goes on smooth.

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