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Forum topic by carolinagene posted 04-05-2017 10:24 PM 403 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2017 10:24 PM

I plan to make a mirror frame out of red oak with brass powder inlayed with CA glue. I normally use Old Masters oil based polyurethane to finish my wood. However, since I do not want my brass to discolor or tarnish, will the polyurethane finish alone keep it from tarnishing? If not, should I apply the brass lacquer first, then the polyurethane or vice versa? This is new territory for me. I plan to use Behle/Mohawk brand brass lacquer. Thanks for any input!

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#1 posted 04-06-2017 02:28 AM

Poly will seal it from any air getting to it and causing any tarnish.

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