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    ?????? About a fast drying wipe on finish

    That doesn't stink.


    I once brushed on Lacquer & liked it it dried fast but it stunk the shop up & the apartment above the shop so it is out of the question.

    I would like to know if there is a wipe on finish maybe even a water based one that may even dry fast???

    Thanks
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    Minwax Polycrylic is water based and it dries pretty quickly. (I think it's dry to the touch in about 30 minutes, as I recall.) It's not specifically a wipe-on finish, but I've brushed it and sprayed it (unthinned) with my HVLP gun.
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    Shellac dries in 45 minutes. It smells a bit, but not tons. Depends a bit on the size of your shop.

    I also use Flecto Varathane waterbased finish when I want a water based poly on a project. I get good results using a foam brush. It also dries pretty quick - recoat in 4 hrs IIRC. The smell is quite mild.

    I have also tried out a brushing lacquer.... It stank like crazy, had a window open and a fan constantly going and it wasn't good enough.

    ...art

    ps: I'm assuming you want a built-up finish? I also like Tried and True "original wood finish", which is a BLO-beeswax mix. It smells quite nice, and wipes on very easily. It dries reasonably quickly but I thing it's more in the 12-24hr recoat camp. It is a penetrating oil finish though, not a durable film finish.

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    Hi Bart,

    Without running afoul of the copyright laws let me tell you that the current (May/June) issue of FWW has an excellent article by a woodworker I consider one of their best contributing editors, Roland Johnson.

    He calls it "Hot-Rod Your Varnish" and the subtitle is "Fast-drying, wipe-on blend builds quickly for a durable finish". He uses varnish, tung oil, Japan Drier, and Pure gum spirits turpentine.

    The article sounds very interesting and might be worth your while to pick up a copy of this issue.
    Regards,
    Bill Antonacchio

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    I use a gel wipe on poly. It is dry to the touch in 10 minutes and recoat in 4 hours. Only down side is I have only found it in satin finish.

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    Thanks for all the great replies.
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    The wipe on poly is good but the water based raises the grain unless you put a sealer coat on first. Dewaxed shellac will work as a sealer.

    The Minwax comes in satin and gloss.

    Mike
    Last edited by Mike Henderson; 05-13-2008 at 02:09 AM.
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    I am a fan of a local prodcut called Bush Oil, which seems to be a commercialized version of the tried and true 1/3 each BLO, tung oil and urethanes. Easy to apply. I think it would be safe to handle after an hour or so, but I let my pieces sit overnight just to be sure. First coat goes on, wait 15 - 30 mins, then second coat, then wait 15 - 30 mins, wipe off excess and done after it dries (which I think is as quick as an hour).

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    I use Target coatings wb poly and it dries to the touch in about 30 min. Can be recoated in one hour.

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