|Forum topic by daveingva||posted 05-09-2014 03:30 PM||1057 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-09-2014 03:30 PM
I’m looking for a quick and easy finish for bamboo plywood.
The application is a set of shelves in a wine cellar, so humidity is high (65%) and temperature is low…temp and humidity are stable. Normally these shelves shouldn’t get traffic other than bottles sliding in and out. I suppose a possible broken bottle now and then but hope not.
My main objective is to give the shelves a nicer looking, professional finish although I do not want a thickly coated polyurethane plastic look. The bamboo is so–called caramel colour – so it has had a treatment that darkens the wood a bit over natural bamboo and I guess I’d be happy with the shelves going a bit darker while still revealing the great figure of the bamboo.
I’m asking here because it’s quite a big project – 104 shelves of about 65 cm in width and 15 verticals that are each 2 meters high. Horizontals and verticals are around 30 cm deep so I have LOTS of wood surface to finish.
I do have an HVLP but do not have a spray booth. I could set up for outdoor spraying but I’m a little leery and have a gut feeling it may be considerably more time and work than a quick wipe on finish.