This may be an ungodly question for some;
1) Can you put a wax finish over wipe on poly.?
2) Can you buff out or polish wipe on poly to get an even smoother
surface, like you can get with a paste wax.
The reason I am asking is this: I'm building a small 2 door cabinet
out of red oak.
Playing with a sample of red oak. I ended up with a nice looking
finish, but I would like it to be a lot smoother. For this sample.
I did a quick light sanding with 220, tack ragged it. Put on two
coats of wood conditioner, which made quite a difference from previous
tests. I then mixed a combination of oil and gel stain and applied it
I was going wipe it off in 4 segments at set times of 5, 10, 15 and
20 minutes. But found that after ten, there was no difference.
The color turned out a beautiful dark oak - walnut colour. I was
Then once dry, I applied four thin coats of wipe on poly, with a light
sand 220 and tack ragged in between.
In my books, it's acceptable, but I'd like it to have a smoother feel.
Is this simply a sanding issue, more sanding with the 220 before I
condition and stain, or is it possible to buff / polish the wipe on