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489 days ago

I left the can open last night. It looks like the same consistency, but I should thin it a little.
I have mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, and some mineral oil.
What should I use?

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#1 posted 489 days ago

Russel, are you using Arm-R-Seal or one of their floor poly’s?

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#2 posted 489 days ago

Arm-R-Seal

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#3 posted 489 days ago

Russel, I would use mineral spirits. I used them to thin down the first several coats on the walnut coffee tables in my projects section. This was necessary to “fill” the porous grain of the walnut and avoid tiny air bubbles that would form when used full strength. I followed up with several coats of it straight from the can and had no problems whatsoever.

Good luck with your project,

Tim

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#4 posted 489 days ago

Thanks Tim. I need a new can, but I’d like a thinner can for some final top coat. Needs to be very thin like shellac and mineral oil. I just keep coating them and sanding with some very old 600g till they sparkle.

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