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Old 06-02-2011, 06:50 AM   #16
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I'd go with a clear satin or gloss polyurethane. That way you keep your "natural wood" look and poly is pretty resistant to most things you might spill on the wood so clean up would be easier than a latex painted finish that will scratch much easier. Color choice is yours if you go painted. I'd keep it light to help find dark things on the surface; downside is dirt will show quicker. Get dark and you'll have a tougher time finding that little spring thingey that popped out of something you are fixing.

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Bob has a point about the polyurethane providing a more durable finish. I have 3 benches like this and I never painted or polyed them. I never saw the need. Why do you want to paint them? For looks? For protection?
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Bob has a point about the polyurethane providing a more durable finish. I have 3 benches like this and I never painted or polyed them. I never saw the need. Why do you want to paint them? For looks? For protection?

Both looks and protection.. but more like I love good look.

Is it possible? paint first and polyurethane later? then can I protect the surface? Thanks WirelessG
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I'd go with a clear satin or gloss polyurethane. That way you keep your "natural wood" look and poly is pretty resistant to most things you might spill on the wood so clean up would be easier than a latex painted finish that will scratch much easier. Color choice is yours if you go painted. I'd keep it light to help find dark things on the surface; downside is dirt will show quicker. Get dark and you'll have a tougher time finding that little spring thingey that popped out of something you are fixing.

Thanks. but I wonder that, I did very wrong screw jobs, so it looks ugly... if I use satin or gloss polyurethane then it shows every error I made..

However, If I paint, it will be covered I think.. Am I right?
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If you want, putty the holes, paint it with a polyurethane-based paint. It is a workbench, not a living room coffee table. You are over-thinking this in IMO.
Good luck with the rest of the project.
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Is English your second language? I'm asking becasue your posts are poorly written and if what I am asking is true, no problem. There were a few jabs at you in this post, but I think the people that made the jabs thought that you were either a spammer or someone on drugs. Your interest seems genuine, so keep up with any questions that you have. However, you might want to start future posts by stating that English is a second language so that other understand that you are not a spammer and that your questions are genuine. One day, you'll post with the best of them.
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Is English your second language? I'm asking becasue your posts are poorly written and if what I am asking is true, no problem. There were a few jabs at you in this post, but I think the people that made the jabs thought that you were either a spammer or someone on drugs. Your interest seems genuine, so keep up with any questions that you have. However, you might want to start future posts by stating that English is a second language so that other understand that you are not a spammer and that your questions are genuine. One day, you'll post with the best of them.
My original language is Korean.... Well thanks for all the help.
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I agree with the previous poster. A workbench doesn't need to be pretty. And don't worry about your English. You got your point across, it just took a few more attempets.

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