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Thread: Oops! Wrong can of finish!!!

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    Oops! Wrong can of finish!!!

    I just completed turning the lid for a cookie jar that I completed a few days ago. The cookie jar is already finished with Wipe-On Poly in a Gloss finish. When I finished the lid I grabbed the wrong can and used Satin finish.

    If I use Gloss over the satin will it work out or do I need to sand the whole thing down and do it again?

    Any advice is appreciated.
    Thanks,
    .....Gord
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    Gord, I'd play it safe and sand it down, the put the right finish on it.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Gord,
    I will work but the gloss finish will not be clear anymore.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Stuart, Don, thanks for the replies.
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    I vote for "Square One" Satin finish has aluminum Oxide suspended in the finish to defuse the light so that instead of reflecting back as a gloss it is scatters the light and Blah Blah Blah... Additional Gloss finish over the satin will make for a shiny result but, as Don said, not as clear or brilliant.

    I always use Gloss and prefer to soften the glow with an oil rub of Pumice to obtain the luster I prefer... Therefore, no satin in the house to make that mistake. Most likely the only reason I haven't made that Oops... When it comes to Oops, BTDT

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