Can You Wipe On A Water Based Finish
Can you wipe on a water based finish is post about Uncategorized bookmarked by derrick with ID 12444596613 was uploaded on 10-02-2019 and has been viewed 262,311 times.
Pro-finisher and Fine Woodworking author Teri Masaschi alerted me to the fact that Minwax is now selling a water-based version of their wipe-on poly.It is only available in a few states including California and Florida so I had to call Minwax and have them send me a quart.
The first thing I noticed is that the application instructions are identical to those for the solvent-based Wipe-on Poly, word for word, including a recommendation to shake the container thoroughly before use.
Something I'd never seen for a water-based finish where foaming is normally something to be minimized.I tested both types of poly on opposite ends of white oak and cherry boards.The first thing I noticed was that Minwax have tinted the water-based poly to warm up the wood.
This avoids the gray appearance water-based finishes often give to cherry in particular, but on the other hand, this tint would be a drawback if you are trying to keep woods such as maple and birch as pale and natural looking as possible...