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I m currently just using mineral oil and danish oil on my boxes, but want a clear shiny finish.
I know nothing about wipe on, any one point me in the right direction please

Just realised I made a spelling mistake in the header and I cant change it. Of course it should read POLY finish.

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When in doubt, check Minwax Minwax Wipe-On Poly - Clear Polyurethane Finish | Minwax

General Finishes also make a very nice wipe-on finish, but not carried most places and you have to mail order. https://generalfinishes.com/retail-p...t#.Vp85OqTSnAU
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That looks like what I need.
Now I have to find a europe supplier because shipping and taxes from the USA triples the price to me.
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ok, now I see there are two types, oil and water.
Whats the best for boxes made from mahogany, maple, beech, etc.?
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I m currently just using mineral oil and danish oil on my boxes, but want a clear shiny finish.
I know nothing about wipe on, any one point me in the right direction please

Just realised I made a spelling mistake in the header and I cant change it. Of course it should read POLY finish.
Why not spray it? This is great for small projects. I keep several cans on hand so I want run out. Lacquer stays clear and doesn't yellow like some other finishes. Also if you get a scratch in the finish you can respray to repair it and not be able to tell it.

Shop Deft 12.25-oz Gloss Naturally-Based Lacquer at Lowes.com

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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I agree with Don. I use spray Lacquer on lots of small and big projects, Light sanding between
finishes. Since it dries really fast you can put on several coats a day.
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I'm really not good with spray cans and brushes. I'm banned from ever painting anything in the house, EVER.

I always want to spray ir brush one last bit and end up with deep globs of paint or so many brush stroke lines that it all has to be done again.
i can cope with wipe on wipe off.
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I'm really not good with spray cans and brushes. I'm banned from ever painting anything in the house, EVER.

I always want to spray ir brush one last bit and end up with deep globs of paint or so many brush stroke lines that it all has to be done again.
i can cope with wipe on wipe off.
It seems you already know what your problem is and should know how to fix it. Brush strokes lines can be solved most of the time by using good paint and good brushes. By good brushes and keep them clean and they will last for years.

On spraying read the directions on the can and follow them. It's that simple. I have a problem with wanting to spray to much on at one time so I forced myself to do better and my projects look better.

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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50 years I've been too impatient with paint, do you think I have much chance of changing now. i dont (g)

I also dont have any where to let stuff dry after spraying, I have sandy soil fields all around and I would have to build a positive pressure container to stop the fine blown sand sticking to the paint.

i know my limitations, I think wipe on is the way for me.
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"I'm banned from ever painting anything in the house, EVER."

How does one achieve that goal?
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It seems I never finish what I
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