Hey all, I've been lurking a while, finally have a question of my own:
Looking for some advice re thinning General Finish's "Arm-R-Seal" tung/poly
I've made a smallish box of padauk and shea-oak, intended to hold a set of
dominos, and given it an initial coat of Watco's danish oil. I'd like to
give it a little more protection against dings and scratches than Watco
provides, and am thinking of applying a couple of thinned coats of
Why thinned, since ArS is already fairly watery? The area where I can apply
finish is pretty cool/wet right now, and I'd like to keep the drying time to
a minimum to cut down on dust. When applied in summer, ArS dries to touch in
15 minutes or so. Now, it's running to 45 minutes.
Also, I'd like to keep the wood as naked looking as possible, so the thinner
the coat the better.
General Finishes recommends mineral spirits for clean up, so I imagine that
one would use it for thinning as well.
1. Has anyone tried applying thinned coats of Arm-r-seal? Did you use
mineral spirits? How were your results?
2. Could you use a thinned coat as a final coat, where it would remove/wet
the light sanding marks and hopefully dry before dust lands?
Needless to say, the box is an xmas present, so time is short. I won't have
time to do tests or apply the number of coats of Watco's that would be
neccessary to build up a protective layer.