anybody got an idea of the fomula for the minwax wipe on poly -- I
understand, in general that it is "regular" poly mixed with some kind of
thinner -- at ~$13QT vice ~8Qt for the full strength stuff, seems it might
be time for some homebrew.
I expect the usual answer will be to mix some up and see what works best for
me -- kinda hoping someone has already done that and has some experience to
Speaking of thinners -- any insight on whether to use -- turpintine, paint
thinner or mineral spirits ? Checked the back of the cans -- and I think I
know what turpintine is -- but the paint thinner ~$2QT and mineral spirits
~3QT has me confused. Both claim to have petroleum distillates and one is
photo reactive, the other not. Both claim to be useful as thinners -- the
brand at lowe's claimed paint thinner as the "most used" to thin oil based
finished while mineral spirits was "often used"
For the projects I use Minwax poly on I but the regular poly and mix it
about 25% with mineral spirits. Takes a few more coats but no drips, runs or
brush marks. Also doesn't have that plastic look that the thicker poly
I go 50/50 with the high resin Minwax poly and Mineral Spirits. It
takes forever to build up the finish but it is fool proof.
I did a mahogany ply and hard edge table top for a secratery desk with
spindly little Hepplewith legs that my two teen daughters use as their
computer table. Two years of extreme abuse and I can still buff it
with a little wax and it looks like Ben Franklin should be sitting at
the thing writting something much wittier than this.
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