I'm considering using Waterlox Original as the only finish on an
unfinished kitchen table made of white oak. Certainly I'll be testing
whatever I use on the underside of a leaf, but I was curious if the
product changes the color of the oak beyond that which would be
expected with the application of any "wet" substance.
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 11:42:27 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ladd Morse)
brought forth from the murky depths:
Go for it. It should hold up unless you set flaming pots
No, and AAMOF, it lightens as it dries. It's not quite as dark
dry as it is wet. Great stuff. I still haven't used it with
enough coats to fill oak pores, but if you're like me, you like
oak FOR the pores. It cleans surprisingly well.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Everything I've read says that the finish is pretty durable, but always
nice to get another opinion!
Back in the old days (last month) when I was considering following the
advice of the unfinished furniture store to use multiple coats of Zar
water-based poly, my wife and I looked at the stain samples and decided
to use the stain that was one darker than using no stain at all. Just a
bit more of a "golden oak"-type coloration.
Now that I'm pretty sure I'm not going the water-based poly finish
route, I'm thinking that the slight coloration of the natural -finish
Waterlox might substitute for the stain.
I guess that's what testing is for! :-)
TransTint dyes can be used in waterbased finishes to get whatever
color you want (almost). It is often used to get a slight ambering
that oil based finishes provide without the oil based hassle of
cleanup, odor and long dry times. Check www.homesteadfinishing.com
On Sun, 2 Nov 2003 12:14:05 -0500, email@example.com (Ladd Morse)
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