I really like this stuff
Posted December 14, 2013
So far I have used only the clear satin, but I have used it on a good half=dozen refinishing projects now, so I feel like I can speak about it to some degree. The points I want to make here are (i) that I am always really pleased with the quality of the final re-finish product, and (ii) the key to success (for me) is: I do at least 6-7 coats. I find that, even after 3-4 coats, the finish is not really what I would like it to be. But starting with coat number 5 or so, this stuff starts to look really really fine. Fortunately, it dries very quickly (although, in the winter, coat #1 seems to take like a day or so to get totally ready for coats #2+) i.e. I end up doing like 7 coats before I am happy, but work goes quickly, and the final result is quite worth it.
I expect that people who are...
Posted January 9, 2013
I expect that people who are already set up with a spray booth, have high quality spray equipment and a knowledge of consistency, temperatures etc. will not change what they are doing to use this product.However, for most of the rest of us, this product is the next best thing. I was amazed at the ease with which I was able to achieve a very high quality finish. I probably will use it exclusively from now on. Good job Minwax.
I have never redone a wooden...
Posted July 28, 2012
I have never redone a wooden piece before, but I tried a spray finish after restoring a sewing cabinet and it was a mess. I went to the store and bought this wipe on satin finish and it was great, easy, and even covered the uneven coat of spray on I had applied and could not sand all the way off. I am not sure on paint, but on stain it was great and I would suggest it to anyone.