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Forum topic by cebfish posted 10-22-2011 03:27 AM 1243 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2011 03:27 AM

I built a cedar chest. I wanted to know if I should use sanding sealer before poly or what about using linseed oil before poly

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 03:49 AM

I would not put a finish on the inside and if you want something to help the poly bond put a couple coats of 1lb cut of wax free shellac on before your poly. I would never use linseed oil it can take months for if to dry.

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 08:22 PM

Zinsser Seal Coat on the exterior. Why do ya want to use polycrapithane? A good wiping varnish will work well. Several coats after the shellac. Let the varnish cure properly, wax and steel wool (0000), then buff. You’ll have a treasure without the plastic look.
BTW, I only use a urethane for hard use areas such as table tops and floors. It has its place, but, IMHO, not on furniture such as a chest.


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