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  • Jim McDonald
    Reply to Minwax Poly
    Jim McDonald
    Actually, it turned out better than I thought. Our salesman and his boss used it for a client meeting Thursday and let's just say the cost of the renovations is MORE than covered....
    06-16-2017, 07:50 PM
  • Linda In Phoenix
    Reply to Minwax Poly
    Linda In Phoenix
    So how did it turn out?
    06-16-2017, 06:31 PM
  • will8989
    Reply to Minwax Poly
    will8989
    I'm learning a lot "watching" Bruce do the cabinets, and one thing is finish can dry in an hour or so, but it takes a full month to cure. It may not feel tacky but it isn't cured either. You can't wax it until it cures....
    06-11-2017, 11:28 PM
  • NC Scroller
    Reply to Minwax Poly
    NC Scroller
    Wipe on Poly is really just regular poly mixed 50/50 with mineral spirits. Polyacrylic is a water based poly. Both will dry fast especially in warm weather. The only real draw back to wipe on poly is you have to put on more coats. The draw back with Polyacrylic is it will raise the grain some so...
    06-11-2017, 09:03 AM
  • Jim McDonald
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    Jim McDonald
    Can someone loan me experience on Minwax Wipe on Polyacrylic? I need to top coat a table in our new conference room at work and need to make sure this stuff will be dried and cured (no tackiness, etc) by Thursday morning.

    Also, does it really wipe on?
    06-11-2017, 07:59 AM
  • vgraf
    Reply to poplar wood
    vgraf
    I also use a pre-stain for more uniform color. Pre-stain is also very effective on reducing blotchiness, (is that a word?) on Baltic Birch and soft woods like pine and fir.

    I use Min-Wax water based pre stain prior to cutting. It pre-stains the wood as well as raises the grain which I sand...
    06-06-2017, 04:59 PM
  • Rolf
    Reply to poplar wood
    Rolf
    Do you still use a pre-stain for uniformity?
    06-04-2017, 08:07 AM
  • NC Scroller
    Reply to poplar wood
    NC Scroller
    Poplar stains and paints well. Pretty much any stain will work though gel stains tend to give more even color.
    06-04-2017, 05:42 AM
  • RJweb
    Reply to poplar wood
    RJweb
    I like using gel stains on poplar, RJ
    06-03-2017, 10:26 PM
  • WHODAT
    poplar wood
    WHODAT
    what stain do the members prefer to use for poplar wood
    06-03-2017, 08:46 PM
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