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Old 03-17-2011, 12:32 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the help guys! The furniture is brand new, so there are no repairs currently needed. I just noticed on the floor model at the store, the finish scratches really easy with my finger nail. Probably because it is a soft wood.

Would going through the hassle of applying a few coats of satin polyurethane to the top surfaces solve this problem?

Also, do you folks recommend water-based, or oil-based poly?

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Thanks for all the help guys! The furniture is brand new, so there are no repairs currently needed. I just noticed on the floor model at the store, the finish scratches really easy with my finger nail. Probably because it is a soft wood.

Would going through the hassle of applying a few coats of satin polyurethane to the top surfaces solve this problem?

Also, do you folks recommend water-based, or oil-based poly?
As I mentioned in an earlier post, it is not recommended to put a polyuretnae over a lacquer finish.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, it is not recommended to put a polyuretnae over a lacquer finish.
I believe that's why StevenH recommended an intermediate coat of Seal Coat.
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I was planning on using a sealcoat.
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If you drove a new car home from the showroom would you paint over it to protect the finish? That's a factory professional spray job. You wont come near it with a brush and you will be disappointed. Just be careful with your new furniture and put a tablecloth on the top to protect it.
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If you can get oil base polyurethane in San Francisco, it would be great. Brush on is easier to use than water polyurethane. I live in Los Angeles where AQMD banned it.
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I live in Los Angeles where AQMD banned it.
Poor guy, California (use Arnold voice) must be environmental hell. Don't think much chance for improvement with Gov Moonbeam in office.

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