Polycrylic protective finish question


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Old 05-11-21, 05:54 AM
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Polycrylic protective finish question

I am trying to put a protective finish on a piece of furniture I redone for my son. The top has wood grain that goes in all directions. I know it says to apply polycrylic with wood grain but I am having a hard time. Canít get rid of brush strokes. I read somewhere to try foam roller but then I read it will cause bubbles on finish😑
 
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Old 05-11-21, 06:43 AM
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Brush strokes will usually lay out and smooth on their own. If using a foam brush or roller, or any applicator, move slowly to avoid creating bubbles in the finish.
 
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Often thinning the coating will allow it to flow better and eliminate brush marks. The existing brush marks would need to be sanded down first.
 
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How do I thin this? Itís minwax water based polycrylic.
 
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add a small amount of water
 
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Itís minwax
For future reference, Minwax is really cheap stuff and does not perform well. One really good brand is called General Finishes, it has always impressed me with ease of application, durability, and easy clean up!
 
 

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