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Forum topic by Deglazed posted 01-19-2011 05:36 AM 1759 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Deglazed

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01-19-2011 05:36 AM

I was discussing with a fellow LJer about minwax wipe-on poly and how there is only satin or gloss. Some projects need a middle ground. Is there anything wrong with mixing the two 50-50 to achieve semi-gloss?

-- ~tomorrow should see more working and less figuring


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#1 posted 01-19-2011 05:47 AM

I do it all the time and I really like the results.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 05:59 AM

Thanks Rich. Saves me from sampling on fire wood! I lose enough on projects already.

-- ~tomorrow should see more working and less figuring

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 06:12 AM

Rich:
Have you ever used Minwax Water Based Wood Stain Clear Tint Base?
IS it any good when used with a powdered dye?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 06:34 AM

Roger – the short answer is “no”. I seldom use stain and I never use dyes.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 05:07 PM

I thin down my poly for wipe on and have had good results. Just a thought I’d throw out there.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 12:49 AM

There is an article in this months Popular Woodworking dealing with finishes, with a section all about polyurethanes in their various glosses. The glossiness of a polyurethane depends on the amount of flattening agents it contains, withe lass glossy containing more flattening agents. You can increase the amount of flattening agents by adding satin to gloss without a problem.

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA

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#7 posted 01-24-2011 01:54 AM

Wow Barry; Thats a very well thought out precess, I’m assuming you’ve experimented with this a lot. Your a valuable member of LJ. I bet I’ll end up using that a lot.

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, timsweely@yahoo.com -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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#8 posted 01-24-2011 06:59 AM

As Gregn has said Thinning a Regular Poly of whatever Sheen with Water has also worked for me.

Last Wipe On I did was Satin Poly mixed 50/50 with Water. One of our “Chemists” on here who is Very Conversant with All Finishes suggested it.

Considering the Price of Wipe On as compared to Regular Poly I think it’s the way to go. I’ve also done it with Semi Gloss, worked fine.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 01-24-2011 10:45 AM

Adding small amounts of rottenstone to your varnish will calm the gloss.
Test before committing.

-- 温故知新

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