How To Apply A Water Based Finish – Finishing 001

How To Apply A Water Based Finish - Finishing 001
Water based finishes can be a little tricky to apply. They dry fast which means you have to apply them fast. Check out how I apply them in my bi-weekly finishing how-to video.

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Minwax Polycrylic:
General Finishes Enduro-Var:

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How To Apply A Water Based Finish – Finishing 001

18 thoughts on “How To Apply A Water Based Finish – Finishing 001”

  1. That polycrylic always bubbles and has many minor imperfections. I don't like it. But it is easy to apply.

  2. What about Water test or over painted Cabinets or Wood. I want Redo a kitchen table with black water base Stain or oil.

  3. Use sanding sealer before you poly it. Everyone uses the first coat of poly as sealer. Just use sanding sealer

  4. Hi Sean. Great teaching video for a newbie. Would you recommend the foam applicator or using a bristle brush for a beginner? I read all the comments and saw your reply that there are pros and cons to everything. Just curious what you would recommend. I’m planning to seal a sofa table with the no wax polycrylic in satin. Thanks!

  5. I love it when an instructor explains WHY you need this technique. Thank you for your kindness.

  6. I am in the UK so will be using a different brand of water based polyurethane.. How many coats would you recommend for sealing / protecting dining room chairs after they have been chalk painted.
    Thank you

  7. after applying 10 coats and buying 3 different expensive brushes and not getting the smooth surface I was looking for on a table I made, I tried the foam brush, perfection finally, I didn't think it could be that easy, thanks for the info

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