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Old 03-08-07, 06:16 PM
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Poly. I was at Lowe's tonight and the guy recommended Varathane Poly. Is it really better? Jesus it cost $38 a gallon comparred to MinWax $27., that's a BIG difference. What so much better about Varathane?

Old 03-08-07, 08:41 PM
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Never used Varathane, but personally, I hate Minwax poly. It's too thin and runny, IMO. But I'm used to using Valspar, a thick poly that builds up quickly I guess. I like Minwax's wood stain but not their poly.

$38 a gallon isn't unreasonable. Just a little over $9 per quart if bought seperately. Buying the gallon makes more sense if you're doing a lot of finishing. I suppose the difference might be in the consistancy, flowability, the working time... maybe the hardness of the end product. Not sure though. Prettier label? ha ha!
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If you are asking about something for a floor, none of the above. Go to a flooring supplier or refinisher for products better designed for floors. For finishing cabinets and furniture, I have had good luck with Minwax. But obviously, some like it some don't.

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