marshalltjones

Best finish for wooden coasters

Recommended Posts

What do you guys think would be the best finish for wooden drink coasters?  I've tried Nitro Lacquer.  Some water makes it through the finish and the coaster cups a teeny bit but then flattens back out when dry.  

I like water white, so I am considering maybe a CAB Acrylic or pre-cat CAB Acrylic.  Could also do Precat Lacquer, but its kinda yellow.  Polyurethane looks too plastic-y.  And using an oil rub doesnt really provide any protection.

I want to do this with the least amount of time and sanding.  I like the nitro lacquer because you dont have to sand between coats and it dries quick.  CAB acrylic would be similar but I dont know if it provides any more water resistance.  I hear good things about Precat Lacquer, but I bilieve you have to sand between coats.

Thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would saturate with mineral oil, then rub in a heavy coat of bees wax. It will repel moisture for a good while, but will eventually need refreshing. At least you can just rub in a little more wax and be done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.