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Forum topic by bigblockyeti posted 02-22-2014 02:30 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bigblockyeti

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02-22-2014 02:30 PM

Who uses finishes (other than paint) from Sherwin Williams and how good is it compared to others? I know a few people that work for Sherwin Williams and the employee discount is substantial. Most of my stuff is usually finished with something from Watco, Old Masters or Minwax. I could save a little if switching to Sherwin for some stuff, but I am unsure of the quality, any advise?


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 03:13 PM

Most of their stuff I’ve used (coupe of stains, NC lacquer, and Fast Dry Oil Varnish) has been excellent. That varnish is one of my favorites being an alkyd resin formula (not many of those left).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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JAAune

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 03:22 PM

If you have access to the more commercial type finishes they are very good. I have experience with their BAC wiping stains, precat lacquer and water white conversion varnish and all of those products work well and look good.

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mbs

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 03:46 PM

I’m not a pro finisher. I’ve recently used their Vinyl sealer and CAB acrylic lacquer. I think they work well. The fumes will knock you out without a mask though.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 03:49 PM

I’ve always had good experiences with SW products.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 03:55 PM

A few of my friends have used SW products, and that’s all they will buy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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The Box Whisperer

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#6 posted 02-22-2014 04:00 PM

I used a water based satin poly on plywood walls in my cabin, and the product was great. Use a respirator though.

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pmayer

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#7 posted 02-22-2014 04:25 PM

In my experience the SW products are great and the service is outstanding. Any time I need a custom stain color I go to SW and they normally get it spot on.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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sgv

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 12:01 AM

Not because I work there buuttttt, because I use them they are very good products, and most stores know what they are talking about , if you need some advice on different products send me a PM, I have worked with them for years 8)

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Lee Barker

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 01:26 AM

Echo the quality words.

I particularly like the clear oil based stain (oxymoron alert) under WB poly.

Typically we see a really good spring sale March or April—can you help us on that sgv?. 30% off most stuff I tend to stock up.

A minor, kinda weird example of SW quality: Their disposable foam roller covers are spiral rolled. The cheapo ones elsewhere often have a ridged seam lengthwise.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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JustplaneJeff

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 05:17 PM

I sprayed a new kitchen with SW Kem-Aqua water based lacquer and had great results. A little pricey but worth it.

-- JustplaneJeff

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 02-23-2014 05:36 PM

In our furniture and molding plants we used quite a lot of finishing material made by Sherwin Williams over the years and they turned out to be a very reliable supplier.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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