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Old 02-26-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Newbie Q?n: Any Rub-on Poly Techniques &/or Tips?


I'm looking to use rub-on poly for my 1st time. What do i need to know? For example:
- direction?
- what about edging?
- biggest or most common mistakes?
- is there a star product that ppl prefer in droves? ... or one to avoid?

I've used brush-on shellac, poly and other varnishes in the past. But never the rub on version, or any other rub-on finish (other than salad bowl varnish). And, my google searches keep pointing me to brush-on finishes (urgh).

Thanks much for your help!

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Old 02-26-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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that's unusual, i google Rub-on Poly and i get this!
http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8

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Old 02-26-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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Keep a wet over lap. Rub with the grain. Rub the edges last Try to only wipe on with one stroke and rub off to obtain a consistent coat.
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Use a clean rag folded into a tight wad. Go with the grain, not against it. Remember, this is thinned poly and will penetrate the surface. It does not build like regular poly does.

Don't rub it, just wipe it. One pass to apply, one pass to remove any ponding.

Sand with nothing coarser than 320 between coats. I prefer 400...Lightly!
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Thanks Bob & thekctermite!

it sounds like you apply it a lot like what I did for salad bowls.
- I used a cheesecloth back then. I think I'll use that again.
- and 400 & 600 grit... lemme go to that cubby hole and see what I've still got.

BTW, i did read mixed reviews on how well it holds up. have your experiences been good or bad or both?
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It is meant to be easy. Not necessarily the best for durability. For that you need a two part poly that adds the hardener at the time of application.
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hm. could you rub-on 2part poly?
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no. You use a spray gun. but quality is best you can get.

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