Dear woodworking friends,
I have designed a TV-stereo cabinet and we have let made the cabinet for our house (see photo).
Because off my disability, I can’t make the cabinet myself any longer (and that hurts) but we have a problem with the paint.
I want to try to do the painting myself.
A large portion of the cabinet consists American black Walnut veneer.
I wanted to finish the Walnut so that the top is durable and shows the beautiful American Walnut.
I painted the first layer with boiled linseed oil and then some layers with High Performance Top Coat from General Finishes.
I did this on a test piece and it looks quite nice, it would may shine some more.
But after seeing the video of Marc with his entertainment centre, where he use Arm-R-Seal from General Finishes, I’m gone doubt again.
After searching I read that Arm-R-Seal is not (longer) available in Europe.
After this disappointment, I got in contact with General Finishes, the answer I got from her was “the Arm R seal would
be the one to use, it will make the wood pop, the high performance will not”.
Ok thanks High Performance, Top Coat is not for Walnut !!
I tried it again with General Finishes or there was something else I could use, he told me “Arm-R-Seal is the correct product to use on Walnut.
It is a penetrating oil & urethane mixture that will produce a deep rich finish on walnut. High Performance is a water based poly.
Though it’s a great product but not recommend for dark woods, like walnut or mahogany for colour
He further told me that I also could try Gel Satin Topcoat.
But I can’t find any Gel Satin Topcoat.
I understand that I did not do the ride thing, but I thought I heard it earlier, boiled linseed oil with High Performance Top Coat or not ?
Does anyone can recommend me a good finish for Walnut, which I can find in Europe and which is durable and has a little gloss ?
Sorry for my English
-- Greetings from the Netherlands.