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Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

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Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby RogerS » 23 Nov 2021, 13:06

I recall someone suggesting wiping down some newly finished wood with something to give an idea of what it will look like when the finish is applied. I can't remember what it was though?
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby droogs » 23 Nov 2021, 13:24

Isopropyl or naptha, Let's you see how it will look when glossy and evaporates without raising the grain
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby Andyp » 23 Nov 2021, 13:24

I use white spirit Roger but please test first and check if any residue will affect the final finish.
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby RogerS » 23 Nov 2021, 13:26

Thanks chaps. I have some IPA.
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby Andyp » 23 Nov 2021, 13:34

Roger, dont. That is a waste of beer.
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby RogerS » 23 Nov 2021, 14:05

Andyp wrote:Roger, dont. That is a waste of beer.


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With a bit of luck the guy coming to mill up my larch will be here on Dec 1st and I have agreed a swap of larch for beer with a bloke.
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby Mike G » 23 Nov 2021, 14:07

Andyp wrote:I use white spirit.....


So do I.
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby Dr.Al » 23 Nov 2021, 15:00

I usually just use some water from an atomiser. Is white spirit noticeably better?
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby Andyp » 23 Nov 2021, 15:06

Dr.Al wrote:I usually just use some water from an atomiser. Is white spirit noticeably better?


Like so much of what I do by habit I cannot remember why or when I started to use white spirit. Does it raise grain less than water ?
Like with so many things if it works for you then stick with it.
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby AJB Temple » 23 Nov 2021, 17:35

White spirit evaporates quickly. Raises grain only minimally. I use white spirit too.
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Re: Quick coat of what (?) to give an initial impression

Postby Phil Pascoe » 23 Nov 2021, 21:42

So does IPA .......... and it doesn't stink.
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Postby Woodster » 25 Nov 2021, 11:55

I don’t like the smell of White Spirit and you’re never sure of exactly what you’re buying. An old boy told me many years ago it can also leave an oily residue. It’s mentioned here.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_spirit

I just use water and sand again if required but Isopropyl sounds like a good idea.
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