Varnish curing time?

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Forum topic by Bill White posted 05-04-2014 06:41 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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05-04-2014 06:41 PM

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Completing a project now with multiple coats of wiping varnish.
Want to rub out with wax for a satin finish, and was wondering how long should I let the varnish cure before using the 4 ought steel wool and wax to achieve final luster.
I do not want any high gloss as this will negate the look that I/we want.


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#1 posted 05-04-2014 06:48 PM

I always wait at least 12 hours.

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 12:16 AM

Bill, My general rule of thumb is it is ready when 320 grit sandpaper produces white powder it is sufficiently cured.

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