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Forum topic by jwisbey posted 12-20-2011 08:49 PM 1359 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jwisbey

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12-20-2011 08:49 PM

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I currently have Waterlox Original High Gloss finish. Can I use this without using the Waterlox Original as a base coat? Has anyone ever tried this? My local Woodcraft store does not have the original in stock and I do not want to wait for delivery from an on-line store, but, more importantly, I do not want to ruin my project.


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#1 posted 12-21-2011 08:38 AM

Yes, use more than one coat, sand in between coats, wipe away the dust.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 08:39 AM

sand lightly that is, like 220 or 320 grit, maybe even 400

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 02:37 PM

Thanks. Just wanted to make sure. I tried a test piece and it appeared to come out OK…

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 06:47 PM

I would probably cut it 25% to 50% to spray a seal coat. Then full strength for the top coats.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 09:45 PM

Though I don’t often use high gloss as a final finish, I like the clarity that gloss presents. After the gloss coats are applied, I will soften the gloss with a wool/wax or some other gloss reducer. Kinda just what ya want as a sheen on the project.
Bill

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 10:20 PM

Yep I’m with Bill
I do everything gloss then decide final sheen either by steel wool or a satin final coat (~80% gloss)

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 04:41 PM

Thanks everyone for the quick replys. On with the gloss….

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