What's your favorite finish for jewelry boxes
Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:48 AM
The ones I've thought about so far are BLO, GF top coat, Watco Danish Oil, Shellac, and a water based poly.
(If a photo helps inspire or opinion-ate, I'll be working on that next.)
Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:41 AM
Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:42 PM
I'd say Waterlox. I've only used it once, and it was on a jewelry box. I was really impressed with the stuff. Not cheap and it tends to gel in the can once the can gets half full, but very nice. You'll want to brush it on, not wipe. Can use a badger hair or synthetic brush.
Posted 23 April 2011 - 03:39 PM
Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:02 PM
Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:30 PM
I remember a TWW video, but I can't find it. Maybe it was a Q&A?
What do you do about the stuff gelling when the amount of air in the can increases?
As I recall the two popular methods are:
- Use a product which displaces the oxygen in the container
- drop marbles or something else relatively inert into the finish so the fluid level is near the lid.
Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:53 PM
Ah ha! I knew Mr Waterlox would chime in What do you do about the stuff gelling when the amount of air in the can increases? I was leaning towards pouring out the can into a couple jars and leaving very little air at the top although right now my can is only 1 jewelry box away from full...
I bought a gallon of it two years ago and it's still pouring freely. Bloxygen really works.