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    Best option for protection

    As mentioned in a previous thread, I am using water based Polyurethane to protect my wood pieces. Is there an option that would be a better protection and maybe give a better finish?
    Dan Thibert
    Leominster MA

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    dan this question is one that has many answers becasue everyone has there own opinion,, for me i tend to use shellac and lacquer,, have used poly in some high use areas and it was applied by hand with a rag several light coats. oil base everything i dont use water base yet..
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    The finish you are talking about is actually a water borne acrylic with a very small amount of polyurethane resin added. I am not saying its a bad finish-it is what it is. An oil based varnish offers more resistance to common household chemicals and is more resistant to abrasion.

    jerry

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    Can I get a good shellac or lacquer at Home Depot? Minwax has some options it looks like! Can I put a Lacquer finish over Poly?
    Last edited by Dan Thibert; 05-06-2009 at 07:45 PM.
    Dan Thibert
    Leominster MA

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