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Re: finishing my buffet

Posted By: Jim Cole (66-79-87-66.dsl.mebtel.net)
Date: 1/30/3 18:17

In Response To: finishing my buffet (Brian)

If the surface is smooth you do not need a sanding sealer. Instead use a 50% cut of your top cat as a sealer. Lacquer or varnish would be the easiest to apply. Both will give you about the same look. My choice would be lacquer since it is the easiest to control it's fast drying also helps to keep the finish free of dust so that you will have less sanding to do. Brush on one or two coats then lightly sand with 360 wet dry to remove any dust nibs then apply 2-3 more coats and sand with 400-600 grit wet dry using water as a lube rinse and dry to remove the accumulated grit and lacquer dust. Rub out with 0000 steel wool using wool lube (6 drops of dish detergent in 1 pint of water) or paste wax buff until you get a nice even look then polish with paste wax.

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