Giant Jenga Game - Finishing Question

Old 10-12-11, 05:26 AM
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Giant Jenga Game - Finishing Question

So I am building a giant jenga game, and I have all of the pieces already cut and sanded. I am ready to finish them. My plan is to put Miniwax Polyshade on the wood first. After that I will have to get some finishing wax. Does this sound like it will work, I don't want to spend hours on it and then come to find out it doesn't work. Any suggestions?
Old 10-12-11, 05:45 AM
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Polyshades is a tinted poly, as such it can be tricky to apply. Applying tinted poly to raw wood is even more difficult. Any areas that have more poly [including drips, runs and lap marks] will have extra color. Missed or thin spots will be lighter. It doesn't lend itself to overbrushing or touch up.

Using a regular stain would be much easier! Personally, I'd skip the wax and apply 2-3 coats of poly. The poly would need a light sanding between coats.
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I'm with Mark - stain without poly in it followed by 2-3 coats of (untinted) polyurethane, sanding lightly between coats of poly.

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