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1 Polyurethane on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:29 am

trplbogie

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I finished a sign, spread on a coat of polyurethane and it looked great. Should have left alone, but no, I wanted a second coat. After smothing with 0000 steel wool and cleaning off, I applied a second coat that when drying throughly cracked.
I have sanded all the coating off. Not all the way to bare board in all places, at this point I wanted to experiment a bit. So I came back and stained with a different color stain and got a very nice result. a mixture of what was left on the wood and a new stain. Plus I left a carve region the original color and stained around it, in essence I have a three stain sign.
Now I don't want this cracking issue again. Any help or suggestions. Everything is oil base.

Thanks



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2 Re: Polyurethane on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:54 pm

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I try to stay away from the ploy... for me it is a pain to work with..

I use acrylic for about 99.999% of everything I do...

I also have played with multi stain effects and find it can really add to the project..

Post some pictures on yours!! affraid


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3 acrylic on Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:59 am

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fwharris wrote:I try to stay away from the ploy... for me it is a pain to work with..

I use acrylic for about 99.999% of everything I do...

I also have played with multi stain effects and find it can really add to the project..

Post some pictures on yours!! affraid


Floyd,
I am sure you are using the spread on acrylic as opposed to the spray. If I can get a good picture I will post the Alabama 13 National Championship Plaque elephant I made after we beat Texas and Bevo (Brisket) cheers Will try to get a couple up in the proper section.

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4 Re: Polyurethane on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:43 pm

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Fred,

I actually do use the spray on for the majority of my carves. Cost just a bit more but I do not have to mess with any brush clean up.

Will be looking for those pictures!!


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