What the best way to refinish Padauk

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Forum topic by woodman71 posted 11-04-2012 07:06 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2012 07:06 PM

I made these Christmas stocking using padauk About two months ago I used polyurethane and i sand in between coats the padauk always was tacky . I it took five coats to get rid of the tackiness. Is there a way to refinish padauk that is easier or a trick to it. I end up do six coats on them and all is good but a lot of work to get nice even coats on them . I just think there has to be a better way not that six coat is the problem but the way that wood padauk take finish do you use a sealer first. Thanks woodman

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 07:14 PM

The first coat of finish is a sealer. However, a sealcoat of dewaxed shellac is faster. That’s what I would do.

Padauk is an oily wood. It also isn’t very color fast. Shellac is great for both aspects. Oil based finishes have a hard time curing when the wood is oily.

-- jay,

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