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Old 03-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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This ledge is on a halfwall dividing my bar room and our family room. The ledge is pine I believe. I am looking to coat it with verathane but am unsure of what type/brand to use. I would like to keep the natural color of the wood itself. However, as the pictures show, there is some crackfill/mud that hardened on it and a glass stain.

What are the easiest ways to help remove the markings? Will the verathane help on that?

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Do you have an orbital sander or one you could borrow? The drywall mud will come off easily. The glass mark should come out with a light sanding. Sand the whole piece lightly, vacuum, and lastly use a tack rag to get up any remaining dust. Then go ahead with your finish. Just make sure you follow the directions on the can.
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As Hawk said, sanding will take care of the glass marks and the lousy nail fill application. The drywall mud will come off with a damp rag. The urethane will not cover up anything. If you see it before the application, you will see it after.
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Any suggestions on a good Verathane?
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The urethane will not cover up anything. If you see it before the application, you will see it after.
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Yes, maybe even it you don't see it. I re-finished a couple of old panel doors, stripping the old paint and applying a polyurethane. Found out the hard way that any trace of old paint or material left in the grain will show up.
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