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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Watco wipe on Poly

What kind of results has anyone experienced with the wipe on application. Finding the finish is streky/cloudy. Use 280 grit between coats.
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I have used Watco danish oil many times and it gives a nice finish that looks hand rubbed. Never tried a poly finish from them.

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I'm not a big fan of poly it looks artificial to me. Do you ever use shellac? If not give it a try. It is dry in 10 minutes so you can put multiple coats on in a day. Wait a week and sand it down then wax it.
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I have used min wax wipe on poly and had good results. Several coats are needed to have a good effect. Billy Boy
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Is everyone referring to gloss as opposed to satin? I use satin almost exclusively, on casework. Same protection but no plasticy (sp?) appearance. Sanded lightly between coats; applied with foam applicators; 3 coats in all.
I've switched over exclusively to waterbourne even though I think solvent based is actually a better product...(it destroys foam applicators being the downside to the solvent).
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Done lots of stain and clear finishes, always try to use soulvent based materials due to the final result. At times the owner insists on the combo products and I'm definatly not impressed with the results. In my opiniom these products are a hook used by the manufactur tuned towards the home owner with the idea of labor/time saving. This type of quality product is a result of labor/time. As with painted trim, sanding between coats is manditory for a good looking product. The combo finishes seem to be available only in a gloss sheen. You are able to 'break' the sheen by sanding the final coat but does not look as appropreate as using a satin sheen which I/is used almost alway by Pros. In addition, the combos seem to need three coats with sanding in between. The brush used is never the same after the combo finish. This is OK if you do a lot of this type of work and have enough brushes that they are in the progression due to use and go from new brush to the worn out brush referred to as a 'duster' that is used to dust your work before applying product. I'd be interested in reading your experiance with the product if you choose to use it.
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