I'm finishing an English oak cabinet. I've used polyurethane varnish,
diluted around 40% with white spirit. I've applied three coats, each rubbed
wet with 400 grit paper and the residue removed after a further 15 minutes
The result is a nice flat, smooth finish which is completely matt. How do I
now complete the job to leave a little sheen or satin glow to the oak?
Should I apply the poly mix without the abrasive paper, or should I apply
wax over the finish?
Wax will help, it fills the minute scratches in the finish.
Might want to try a finer abradsive then a coat of paste wax.
Apply the wax and rub a bit with a stochbrite pad. Then allow to haze over &
Thanks, Tony D.
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