Polycrylic finish on an oak table?


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Old 10-24-04, 12:14 PM
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Polycrylic finish on an oak table?

Do I have to sand between coats of Polycrylic? If so can I use Klean-Strip's "Easy Liquid Sander" ? I'm close to finishing my kitchen table and don't want to mess up now! Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 10-25-04, 07:57 PM
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A liquid sander is intended to degloss a surface for adhesion.

Sanding between coats with sand paper is intended to remove imperfections and level the coat prior to the next coat.

Different products, different goals.
 
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Thanks for the reply. This is the first time I've tried anything like this and so far so good. I'll let you know how it turns out!
 
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Just a li'l reminder -
do NOT use steel wool for smoothing surface while using water base poly.

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polycrylic finish on an oak table

Thanks to your help my table looks fantastic! I put the third coat of polycrylic on tonight and I couldn't be happier with the results. I used Minwax Polycrylic which recommends three coats. My question is should I put a fourth coat to make it more durable or quit while I'm ahead? I have one section that is 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches that looks like I might have missed one coat---should I just go over that spot, or give the whole table another coat, or leave it alone? No one else seems to be able to see it. Again thanks for your guidance.
 
 

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