Originally Posted by 400bull
Thanks for the replies. My dad is a carpenter and has a bunch of Minwax Polyurethane available that I could use for the final coating. The Polyurethane has seemed to work out great for his little home decor projects that he has done. What are your thoughts on using the Minwax Polyurethane vs. Birchwood Casey True Oil?
The Polyurethane is a surface treatment and the true oil is more of a wood sealer and soaked in
deeper for a rubbed finish.
So it depends on what you like as far as finished look. The Permalyn I mentioned does the same as the poly but is easier to apply without brush stroke marks.
Polyurethane is a very tough finish but like any surface treatment it scratches easier and is
tough to repair. The one down side to Poly is that it yellows with age.
So if you want a beautiful stock or a durable one each type of finish has its strong points and
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