HOW TO WIPE ON POLY - tutorial




When someone asks me what I recommend
for a hard durable finish for a surface
I like to suggest Minwax's wipe on poly.

After

 I remember the first time I used it. It was easy to understand
 and follow the directions that are offered on the can and the
 resulting finish is very hard and durable.

Before

When time came to give a nice refinish to the surface of
George's old desk I took photos to share how I applied 
the Wipe On Poly.


This surface was stripped and stained first and let to dry.
I recommend using gloves.

#1 wipe away any dust, dirty, 
or left over stain that might be sitting on the surface

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 I pour the poly right on the surface of my project and use a 
folded piece of paper towel to spread it over the surface.


I then wipe it from side to side covering
the whole surface in a thin coat




If you have freshly stained your piece
your rag will look like this the first time
Nothing to Worry About


leave it dry for 4 hours minimum


once dry, lightly sand the surface 220+ grit


re-apply as many times as you like,
waiting 4 hours minimum between coats



always move with the grain



after the final light sanding, apply a coat of wax and buff
 

Each time your finish is drying it collects air born dust 
particles that create a rough texture. Sanding between coats
 will eliminate that roughness and giving it a final coat of wax
 makes it super smooth and soft.

PLEASE NOTE :

Wipe on poly will yellow light colored surfaces.


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