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01-20-2016 04:14 PM
herrwood I used a wipe on stain & clear satin top coat on a small cabinet. It was easy to work with & to control the finish . I will definitely use the wipe on again. I tended to go a little light on the to coat but relocating was not a problem
01-20-2016 02:13 PM
PhilBa Yeah, I'd tried thinning and it does work. I like the minwax stuff because of it's clarity. water based polys seem to have a little bit of a haze to my eyes. I've used General oil based poly and didn't like it quite as much. Slow to dry. The minwax stuff is ready for the second coat in about 4 hours (when it's warm).
01-20-2016 01:25 PM
sunnybob Phil, the clean up is also whats attracting me to wipe on. If i do paint anything, I always throw the brush away as I have patience issues with cleaning it out (lol)
I saw a you tube where the guy just used ordinary polyurethane paint, and added about 20% thinners and made his own wipe on. Its definitely appealing to me.
01-20-2016 12:19 PM
PhilBa I'm a huge fan of Minwax wipe on poly. Forgiving and very easy to apply. Dries to a very hard and clear finish. Doesn't look plastic at all. Hard to get runs. The end results are really fantastic, especially on hardwoods. Maple, walnut, anigre, jatoba all look really good. I use their matte formulation but don't recall seeing a gloss version. I also love the clean up which amounts to throwing out the rag and taking my gloves off.
01-20-2016 11:00 AM
sunnybob Hawkeye,
dont talk to me about impatient on the roads!!!

Before retiring i got in 3/4 of a million miles for my last firm alone (accident fault free is a claim I can make). i have no problems if people stick to the limit (usually) but i now live in a very rural area, where all roads are single lane each way and twisty, and if I get stuck behind some drunk farmer who still thinks he's on his tractor, Grrrrrrr.
01-20-2016 10:56 AM
sunnybob
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Originally Posted by chessnut2 View Post
Got it. Now maybe if I start doing a really bad job with the lawn mower, I'll be in good shape.
no mate, you're too late. Start as you mean to carry on is the best motto.
If you've been seen doing a good job only once, you'll be held to that standard forever more.
01-20-2016 10:47 AM
hawkeye10
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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.
Bob I really do understand about being impatient. I am really bad when it come to driving a car. I think they should make a road just for me to drive on.
01-20-2016 10:34 AM
chessnut2
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It was fairly simple really. when we got married and moved into our first house, and decorated our first room, it looked worse after i finished than before i started. My wife, (daughter of a painter decorator) threw me out of the room and never let me paint anything again.
43 years on, that rule has never been broken (g)

But in fairness, she has never had to call an electrician or plumber or gasman or builder.
Got it. Now maybe if I start doing a really bad job with the lawn mower, I'll be in good shape.
01-20-2016 08:43 AM
sunnybob It was fairly simple really. when we got married and moved into our first house, and decorated our first room, it looked worse after i finished than before i started. My wife, (daughter of a painter decorator) threw me out of the room and never let me paint anything again.
43 years on, that rule has never been broken (g)

But in fairness, she has never had to call an electrician or plumber or gasman or builder.
01-20-2016 08:34 AM
chessnut2 "I'm banned from ever painting anything in the house, EVER."

How does one achieve that goal?
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