Suggestions for Applying Clear Finish

Old 08-02-01, 05:27 PM
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I have just removed a very dark mahogany stain from an approx. 50 year old lamp table. I am almost certain that the table is made of pecan. I love the look that I have achieved, and would now like to give it a clear finish to protect it, and retain what I am now seeing. I would like to use something more natural that polyurethane. What would you suggest?
Old 08-04-01, 06:25 PM
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Any of the wipe on finishes will give adequate protection without the buildup associated with standard varnish or polyurethane.

Tung oil finishes in particular get my approval. They're available from a wide range fo manufacturers. I've used and been satisfied with Minwax, Zar, and Carver-Tripp over the years.

Pick the sheen of your choice and have at it. A couple of days will be time enough to get several coats applied.

Be aware that applying any finish will change the color. To see what the piece will look like after applying a finish, just wet a rag with lacquer thinner and wipe it down. The color you see while the piece is wet is the color you'll have when you apply a finish.
Old 08-06-01, 11:28 AM
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Very helpful, Thanks

Very helpful. Thanks for all the info.

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