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Minwax wipe on poly water based Vs oil based


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Oil based wiping varnishes tend to add "warmth" to the wood.  Water based poly leaves the wood "cold" looking, especially darker wood like cherry and walnut.  I use water based only with very light woods like maple and birch.  It dries crystal clear,  while an oil based finish typically has an amber cast to it.

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On 5/14/2017 at 1:04 AM, Julie Mo said:

 

I would test it first.  Some finishes don't bond well.  Or you could put a coat of wax free shellac in between the coats.

 

Thanks Julie mate, I didnt explain the question the right way agian.    :bird-vi:

I was looking for something a little like Dave said,

 

I have edited my original post.

 

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