Has anyone used the Stewmac wipe on poly?

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Oliver1
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Re: Has anyone used the Stewmac wipe on poly?

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Thanks for the link John. I'd be so happy with results like that.
I've used other wipe on finishes on furniture that instruct you to wipe it on, wipe off, let dry and repeat. I think you wiped a coat on, no wiping off, let dry, repeat 2 times more, then level sand and repeat, is that right?
Thanks again for the help.
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Re: Has anyone used the Stewmac wipe on poly?

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yes follow the instruction on the can.
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Re: Has anyone used the Stewmac wipe on poly?

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A little late to the party, and not an expert in finishing by any measure, but that minwax stuff does a really decent job IMHO.

Now, I have zero experience with shellac or tru-oil to compare to so take that recommendation with a grain of salt. But I have painted cars/motorcycles and done woodworking for a number of years and you could do far worse than use wipe-on poly if you don't have the facilities to spray some 'better' finish. All my experience with furniture says it's tough as nails too, which is sort of a bonus if all you are concerned about is the levelling and shine.
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Re: Has anyone used the Stewmac wipe on poly?

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wipe on poly , go to home depot and get min wax its cheaper and will work just as well
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Re: Has anyone used the Stewmac wipe on poly?

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here is a link to the minwax process I used
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