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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #15 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 7:44am
 
When I was spraying furniture, eventually I settled on General Finishes products and was never disappointed by their products or their customer support.
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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #16 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 10:05am
 
Merle -

Got to the General Finishes site for a business close to you that sells the material. 

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I find I can get a nice high polished finish when I use these produces then wet sand to 1500 and polish with Novus polish which can be found a windshield repair places.
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Reply #17 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 3:50pm
 

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I produces a light coat, so several applications, but no more bubbles.
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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #18 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 5:27pm
 
Don and Tom, found a couple of places that is fairly close that I will check out.  Did you thin with water before brushing or spraying it?

Donald, will be going to HF in a few days .  Did you have to thin with water before spraying?

Thanks all for the info. 


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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #19 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 6:01pm
 
Unless you are finishing a number of bowls at a time, spraying requires a lot of time to prepare for spraying, and then to clean up afterwards.
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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #20 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 8:52pm
 
merle ward wrote on Sep 13th, 2018 at 5:27pm:
Did you have to thin with water before spraying?


You are getting into a whole new world.
Spraying finishes has many characteristics, one of which is viscosity. This will vary by product and some other variables like equipment and temperature.
I would suggest testing on a scrap piece/s
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Reply #21 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 9:55am
 
Merle,

No, I do not. I also made a two foot cube out of PVC, and wrapped it in Garbage bags, with a full size flap in front, that folds under the frame to secure it shut. I also have a cheap lazy Susan I put in to move the objects while I spray.
It does the job for me. Your mileage may vary, of course. Good Luck
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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #22 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 12:35pm
 
I do feel that I have to mention,
IF the issue is with the wood and not the finishing product, you may get the same results regardless of how the finish is applied.
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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #23 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 3:40pm
 
Donald, Ed and everybody,  Thanks for all the helpful tips and advice as I need all the help I can get.  I probably will just use this new qt. of Minwax and try thinning with distilled water before brushing.  Maybe thinning will be the answer.

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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #24 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 3:48pm
 
Just throwing this out...

If the piece isn't too big, what about immersing it and letting it sit overnight to see if the tiny air bubbles eventually  rise out of the grain.

Can't hurt, can it?

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Re: Problem using water bassed Minwax poly
Reply #25 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 5:03pm
 
If the bubbles can't rise out of a brushed coat of finish, would they be able to rise out of a bucket of finish?  I'm not sure, would contaminate a lot of finish and allow it to partially dry unless there was no air in the bucket.
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