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Sanding sealer?
Jan 17th, 2021 at 9:46pm
 
Do you use it? Exactly what would be the advantage or desired rsult in using this?  What brand do you like?  Thanks all!
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Re: Sanding sealer?
Reply #1 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 9:39am
 
I usually direct people to this article
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It does a good job of explaining the whys and why nots of sealers and fillers.
I only use it if the wood is giving me trouble
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Re: Sanding sealer?
Reply #2 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 9:42am
 
Sanding sealer is good for stiffening up fibers so that you get a better/ smoother finish. I tend to use WOP (Wipe On Poly) as a sealer.

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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 10:07am
 
My question is..

if you put a sanding sealer on the wood, doesn't that then also seal the wood from whatever finish you want to put on it?

Like, wouldn't it seal the wood from an oil finish?


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Re: Sanding sealer?
Reply #4 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 12:35pm
 
Yes,
Sanding sealer "seals" the pores of the wood as the name suggests.
Once sanding sealer is applied, you're only options are top coats, shellac, polyurethane, lacquer, etc.
IMO, any of these products like sealers and grain fillers should only be used when absolutely necessary.
Sanding sealer (basically shellac) is great under opaque finishes (paint) for a smooth surface.
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Reply #5 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 1:07pm
 
Thanks, Ed. Smiley
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