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Forum topic by VenskeArtz posted 02-07-2012 12:02 AM 2439 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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VenskeArtz

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02-07-2012 12:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: poly shellac gel stains wood finishing question

I was curious to see if anyone could lead me in the direction of a clear topcoat (poly,etc) that would work on top of my General finishes gel stain? I tested a mall sample of wipe on poly over a piece of wood that was the same as my project that has, wax free seal coat shellac then the gel stain but when I tried to add the wipe on poly it took off a lot of the stain. It had about 12 hours to dry so I don’t think that was the issue. I’d really like to have a semi strong topcoat because its a table and will get a little abuse. Any help would be great, thanks

{Edit}: My questions have been answered. Thanks for the help.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings, http://venskearts.blogspot.com


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doninvegas

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 02:08 AM

I refinished a dinning table last year with GF gell stain. I let it dry and cure for about 2 days then sprayed a four coats of the GF High Performance. But I did spray on the top coat. It came out really well.

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VenskeArtz

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 03:45 AM

thanks for the info, I’ll let it cure another day and I’ll try spraying instead of wiping.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings, http://venskearts.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 04:03 AM

The spraying idea is a good way to go.

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Clint Searl

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 04:13 AM

Solvent NC or CAB acrylic lacquer if spraying. Waterborne poly if brushing. Let the stain dry for at least a couple days.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 05:01 AM

Thanks for all the help guys.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings, http://venskearts.blogspot.com

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