|Forum topic by Grover1||posted 518 days ago||684 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
518 days ago
I’ll be applying the finish to a cherry desk in early December, in a shop only heated during the work day; the desk then will go directly to the client’s office…a space likely to be closed off to fresh air b/c of winter cold. My concern is that my typical finish of multiple coats of wiping varnish has a lingering residual varnish odor that may take weeks to dissipate, which would be obnoxious in the client’s closed office space.
So, my thinking is to use dewaxed shellac to build my primary finish, b/c of quick curing time in a shop that gets cold quickly after hours and b/c of no lingering odor problem, and then apply a coat of wiping varnish for added protection, which I’m assuming will have minimal residual odor that would dissipate much sooner since it is only a single top coat.
Sound like a sensible game plan?