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Old 06-04-2011, 17:43   #16
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Re: Need advice on interior wood finish

clear plastic gel as a splash guard for the chart or cork if you can get it on the roll so its wide enough or both
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the scratches can only be fixed with sanding .. but not if the surface is plywood with teak veneer. another way of dealing with veneer like a chart table top is take it off and turn it over .. if the bottom is teak and not scratched. this worked for me with 2 sink covers and a stove top cover.
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That looks good.
I'd be interested to know your thinking in using gloss for 5 layers, and then finishing off with satin.
I was told by many people to do the build up coats with gloss and the finish coats with satin. I am trying to find where I have read that, and will post it if I can.

The reasons are that the gloss varnish has better UV resistance (though not much of a concern for the interior, but my boat has huge windows), better abrasion resistance; and most importantly if you build up with coats of satin it will "cloud" the appearance of the wood. With the gloss buid-up coats, the grain is clear and bright even with the satin finish coats.
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Re: Need Advice on Interior Wood Finish

from the picture i would say you are definitely past the finish in some spots. STOP using soap or water on your woodwork. if you just try to finish, then you'll end up with a shiny blemish. vinegar may take stains out but at the state of your wood it will absorb it and then you have a nice vinegar smell to your chart table. the only way to fix that is going to be a light sanding until you even out all the blemishes. pick a stain that matches.. honestly you'll probably have to do the whole top, but shouldn't be any big project.. stain the top using a rag, not a brush, in sparing coats. do about 3 coats making sure to let set for about two minutes and wiping off excess after each coat. then after all is dry well, you can varnish as directed my manufacturer, probably another two or three coats.. finished project will look brand new with only about 3-4 hours work total over a two day period and cost less than $30. haven fun with it
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p.s. Pledge is an excellent polish for wood, and you can get a nice lemmony scent from it..properly maintained wood finish does not require cleaners, because if they are properly maintained then the wood will not accept stains through the finish
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Re: Need Advice on Interior Wood Finish

I have problem finding the right matte finish - how much difference is there between say International mat and Epifanes rubbed?

No matter how hard I try - the new finish looks less mat than the original ;-(

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p.s. Pledge is an excellent polish for wood, and you can get a nice lemmony scent from it..properly maintained wood finish does not require cleaners, because if they are properly maintained then the wood will not accept stains through the finish
Ok for oiled teak and varnished? I do think Pledge is pretty neat stuff. I use it when overhauling musical instruments.
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Re: Need Advice on Interior Wood Finish

When varnishing, I've always heard that the last coat should be satin?

Our interior is satin, with gloss trim. It REALLY looks nice.

Pledge: I'm a classic car guy. We use it ALL the time. When prepping a car for sale (any car), carefully clean the engine compartment, and then liberally spray it with a couple of cans of Pledge. It makes it look brand new.
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Yes, only the last coat satin.

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I was told by many people to do the build up coats with gloss and the finish coats with satin. I am trying to find where I have read that, and will post it if I can.

The reasons are that the gloss varnish has better UV resistance (though not much of a concern for the interior, but my boat has huge windows), better abrasion resistance; and most importantly if you build up with coats of satin it will "cloud" the appearance of the wood. With the gloss buid-up coats, the grain is clear and bright even with the satin finish coats.
That makes sense... thanks
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