Having only experience with Minwax poly. I'm looking for something
else that I can finish my desk's top with. The wood is birch plywood
and I want a surface that when dry will become hard and durable.
Mostly to protect from water and writing on.
I went to eat at Olive Garden tonight and was looking at the table
tops, whatever they used seemed fairly "thick" for a clear. Something
similar would work well I think. If I can be picky something with a
satin or semi-gloss finish.
I suspect they either put on about 20 coats of poly or went with epoxy.
Epoxy can give you a thick, hard, durable finish if that's what you're
after. As much as I hate poly, it may be your best alternative. I
personally don't use the stuff because of the difficulty in re-coating if
down the road there is a problem. A good varnish (other than poly) should
suit just fine as well but won't offer quite the same protection as the poly
<Matt In Fenton> wrote in message
So, what is wrong with poly? Only other choice would be one of the
varnishes like they used to use on hardwood floors. Something like Gym
On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 22:14:27 -0500, Matt In Fenton wrote:
Matt In Fenton wrote:
> Having only experience with Minwax poly. I'm looking for something
> else that I can finish my desk's top with. The wood is birch plywood
> and I want a surface that when dry will become hard and durable.
> Mostly to protect from water and writing on.
As the old saying goes, "you can't get there from here".
That's why desk protectors exist.
Sooner or later, a ball point pen will engrave that beautiful wood
desk top, if you don't use one.
Seal it with 3-5 coats of epoxy, allowing 2-3 days between coats
before sanding lightly with 100 grit, then seal with some final coats
Wait 2-3 weeks to place in service complete with a desk protector.
Been to the movie, don't need the T-Shirt.
had to do some refinishing for a local Red Lobster and that is what the compeny
head quarters recommended. also alot of schools are using the stuff on there gym
floors. Since it has low fumes, drys fast, easy cleanup, and the chemicals used
to strip it is less harse to the environment and health.
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