Minwax Question


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Old 10-23-06, 06:49 AM
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Minwax Question

I have put beaded ceiling of small bath. We have decided to go with the Natural color of minwax on this area. Lightly sanded it down and put first coat on entire ceiling area with a rag, what a mess it makes overhead. Can this also be sprayed on I was going to put about (3) coats on and sand each one with sand paper up to maybe 320 grit and then seal it of with maybe polyurethan unless something else is better. But first can the Minwax be sprayed.
 
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Old 10-23-06, 07:06 AM
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Both minwax stain and poly can be sprayed. That doesn't neccesarily mean it will be less messy. Stain overspray can really travel.

1 coat of stain is almost always sufficent. I usually apply 1 coat of stain and then 3 coats of poly/varnish, sanding between coats.

The stain shouldn't need sanding and the poly should be sanded with 180 - 220 grit.
 
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Old 10-23-06, 07:15 AM
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Thanks is Poly the best to use in a bathroom area with all the steam and moisture?
 
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Old 10-23-06, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigbobdallas
Thanks is Poly the best to use in a bathroom area with all the steam and moisture?
If you are concerned with moisture and steam, I would use the Minwax SPAR urathane. It is a similar product, but it is a Urathane designed for high moisture enviroments, and exterior exposure. Think boats and front doors.

Similar application, a bit longer dry time, but loads more forgiving in high moisure enviroments.
 
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Old 10-23-06, 08:01 AM
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Thanks I want to have it last, After all I have done or am doing to this small bath. Completed gutted it and redoing
 
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Old 10-23-06, 09:14 AM
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Minwax spar urathane will have 'Helmsman' on the label.
 
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Old 10-31-06, 08:39 PM
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Well I put my first coay on this weekend and then today sanded it with 180 and clean all dust and stuff off it and put second coat on. Never new it was going to be so messy working over head, what a mess, no way I guess to make it easier, I still think it wouldn't be as messy as far as running down the hand even with gloves. So should I use 180 after sec and paint and then use 220 on the last one. Any suggestions
 
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i would use 220 unless you have a lot of rough areas to smooth out. 180 will cut faster and you may go further into the film then you would like.
 
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IMO either 180 or 220 grit would be fine, you should only need to do a light sanding. Whenever you are painting overhead it is important to pay attention to the amount of material in your brush. Load your brush and then slap it on the sides of the work pot to remove some of the excess. Every so often rake the material off of the brush on the side of the work pot. I like to keep a rag handy and wipe the ferrule [metal band that holds the bristles] clean when paint/poly runs onto it.
 
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Thanks for the info doing last coat of ceiling tonight. Then Tile Floor Friday or Sat.
 
 

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