Spray on Spar Urethane.............

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Forum topic by BiggKountry posted 01-16-2012 03:14 PM 1434 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2012 03:14 PM

I just finished glueing up my drill press table. I laminated two pieces of birch ply together to get a thickness of about 1”. Can I spray the table with Bullseye Shellac and then finish it with spray on spar urethane? Is this an adequate finish?



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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 03:56 PM

First, I’d face the edges with 1/2-3/4 hardwood.
Then, maybe 3-4 coats of the spar varnish.
I’ve never finished mine. It get’s beat up pretty quickly as I use it for metal and wood.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 06:29 PM

Why spar? It is formulated for exterior applications and will allow wood (as in spars) to expand and contract.
Just use regular poly over shellac, or better yet, just use the shellac and a water based poly. Spar is way more expensive.


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#3 posted 01-18-2012 03:09 PM

Thank you guys for the replies. I will try the spray shellac and then a water based poly.

Thanks again….


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#4 posted 01-19-2012 02:54 AM

Shellac is unnecessary. Go straight to waterborne poly.

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