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Forum topic by HuckD posted 310 days ago 564 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HuckD

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310 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: polyurethane water based finish

Can I start a finish over oak and pine with regular poly to get the tinted look, then apply multible coats of water based poly for the fast re-coat times?

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.


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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 310 days ago

I think that you can. You just would need to make sure that the oil based has dried thoroughly then sand it with something like 220 so that the wb has something to adhere to. In my experience though, it is the first coat that takes a long time to dry. The subsequent coats dry quicker. I can usually get a second and third coat of oil based poly done in one day.

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#2 posted 309 days ago

As stated above, just make sure it’s dry.

An easier solution is to use dewaxed shellac (zinsser sealcoat) first, then the wb poly. The shellac will dry in 40 minutes tops, and be ready for the wb poly. With the oil based you’re looking at a few days to a week or more of drying.

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Earlextech

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#3 posted 309 days ago

Just add some amber tint to the WB clear coat. Don’t complicate this simple process.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Clint Searl

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#4 posted 309 days ago

Follow Sam’s advice.

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HuckD

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#5 posted 308 days ago

Thanks for the responses guys. I’ll be better prepared when I start my next project.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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bullhead1

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#6 posted 308 days ago

Question for Sam. What would you use for the tint? I’m asking because I want to add just of little color without staining. Thanks in advance if you see this.

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Clint Searl

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#7 posted 308 days ago

I ain’t Sam, but I’ll answer anyway: water soluble dye stain like TransTint.

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#8 posted 308 days ago

Thanks Clint.

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#9 posted 308 days ago

Follow Clint’s advice.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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