It depends upon what you really want, Ruben.
It's interior. What's going to scratch it?
Pants, kids with toys, knives, or screwdrivers?
Do you want a thick finish which is resistant to scratching,
looks and feels like hell, is awfully hard to repair, and
takes a lot of time and effort to fix? Use "good old poly"
like so many of the guys here do.
Do you want a thin finish which looks better to start with,
feels a lot better to the touch (like real wood!), and can
be repaired in a few minutes? Try some Danish oil mixes like
Watco or Tung oil; Waterlox, or Tried & True Varnish Oil.
(Am I a teensy bit opinionated or what? ;)
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I agree with Larry on this one.
However, for a relatively simple, non-UV resistant, HARD finish . . . I
reach for the water-based POLY.
If I want a really deep and 'resistant' finish, I 'lay it on' like varnish .
. . several coats with progressively finer grits of sanding between. Ending
with the application of a Teflon containing wax and buffing. I use GLOSS; if
I need a 'non-gloss' finish I do a 'buffing' with BRONZE wool or 600
Regards & Good Luck,
If it don't look like it's protected by an impenetrable layer of faintly
orange plastic, it ain't finished. :)
Actually, I tried some oil finish on something once. Danish oil I want to
say, but I can't quite remember. Watkins? Watco? After I became
disenchanted with it and subsequently polyurethaned the piece, it finally
No accounting for a lack of taste. ;)
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