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Forum topic by Zelbar posted 05-14-2009 05:57 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2009 05:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing coasters

My Wife has asked me to make some coasters. I have lots of scrap wood in a many differents species but am not sure what I should do to finish them when complete. Will need something to stand up to the moisture. Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 05-14-2009 06:10 PM

A lot of the wipe on pollys are great.

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#2 posted 05-14-2009 06:33 PM

I made some last year and did a spray on spar varnish that I picked up at the local hardware store. I did about 4 coats and sanded lightly between them.
I use them every day and they stand up very well. I did post them on LJ a while back.

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#3 posted 05-14-2009 11:45 PM

I am a fan of Waterlox. It has enough solids in it to offer protection but penetrates as an oil.
Upside is it doesn’t peel/flake with age. When they get looking old, just scrub with 0000 wool and some mineral spirits and reapply the oil. Very easy to maintain.
I use this exclusively on tables I have made – but you need to build a few coats (>3) to have good water protection.

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