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Oh, man! How did you strip it?

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Here we go again! Dye reapplied...

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Oh, man! How did you strip it?

Fast and easy to do since the varnish had not fully cured.

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First coat of Waterlox...

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NICE job! Looks GREAT!

I'll have to check that stuff out if I ever need it.
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Fast and easy to do since the varnish had not fully cured.

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Works great on flat surfaces is a total bitch on nooks and crannies. I tried it on my railing spindles, the end result for me was not good. frown.gif

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Works great on flat surfaces is a total bitch on nooks and crannies. I tried it on my railing spindles, the end result for me was not good. frown.gif

I also used it on my 1939 jukebox. I found that you really have to be liberal with it...continue to wipe down and reapply until you truly get to the wood. But on something that detailed and very vertical I can see that being a treat. eek.gif

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Pendant lights from Home Depot (Westinghouse). Philips Hue bulb in each....

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Ever been at a bar and your phone is running out of power? Well, that's not going to be an issue here!





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Second coat of Waterlox...I think we're good! Don't worry...those aren't marks in the finish, that's a reflection of the ceiling :-)

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Fantastic work. I'm sure this is another case of "pictures just don't do it justice"...
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Thanks. Tons of finish work to do, but I'm pleased with the way the major pieces have worked out.

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I am very pleased with the way this Waterlox is settling in. I'll do one more coat tomorrow morning before I do a very light sand with 325, then another coat or two.

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I am very please with the way this Waterlox is settling in. I'll do one more coat tomorrow morning before I do a very light sand with 325, then another coat or two.

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Really bringing out the nice grain on the mahogany.

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Agree. I wasn't sure if the rail (which is African mahogany) and bar top (genuine) would match, but it's fine. The grain is certainly different, but I think they complement each other well.

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Just applied the fifth coat this morning. I was a bit disappointed after coat #4 because the foam brush had missed a few spots (probably too much pressure or uneven pressure. The stuff is so clear that I didn't catch this, and so I had a couple of valleys that didn't fill in as the product flowed out. No big deal, but since I'm nearing the end, I want these last coats to go perfectly.

I went back to the Waterlox site and was reading the application instructions. Turns out I had missed a very important step, and I'd imagine many others have as well, so I'm posting it here.

As you apply a coat, the first strokes are supposed to be across the grain, not with it. Then, without redipping the brush, you go with the grain. This is brilliant because it takes care of any missed spots and levels out the coat perfectly. Doing any woodworking "across the grain" is completely counter-intuitive to a woodworker, but for this it works.

Fifth coat is sweet. At this point I plan to apply a few coats wiped on.

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I wouldn't have looked at it either, always been told to work with the wood's grain.

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I made an account at sawmillcreek which is where a lot of experienced woodworkers hang out. I found that in fact this type of application is standard, believe it or not. Just want to be sure that you don't wait very long to get it done so that the varnish isn't setting up.

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Have been learning a lot about varnish. I'm now doing "wiping coats" where you use blue "shop towels" and again it is so counterintuitive but it works amazingly well.

1. Fold shop towel in fourths
2. Soak in Waterlox (keep in mind that the original sealer/finish is already thinned, if you are using something else you may have to thing with mineral spirits)
3. Wipe on, using circular motion as if cleaning off a table after dinner
4. Unfold/refold so that the inner cloth is used (in case any contaminants are on the first side used.
5. Lightly drag with the grain, overlapping strokes, to even out the varnish

This process is finally fun...the coats dry very quickly because they are so thin (about 45 minutes). Three coats in a day just about equal one brushed-on coat.

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Modern Masters (Benjamin Moore) synthetic Venetian Plaster. Decided to go with a lighter gold. Reacts very nicely to the different colors that the Hue bulbs generate.

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