Excellent and easy to use
Posted February 17, 2014
This was my first use of the Maloof poly/oil and oil/wax finishes. After much reading and research, I decided to try it. I built a walnut set of drawers mounted on an iron base with a granite top. I sanded to a 500 smooth finish and applied the poly/oil with a cheap foam brush to assure even coverage. After applying the poly/oil, I wiped the surface several times (3 or 4) until the surface felt dry to the touch. Then, let is dry over night. I applied 5 coats of the poly/oil and two of the oil/wax (again with a foam brush followed by wiping to dry). The finish is absolutely magnificent. Glassy smooth to the touch while leaving natural grain exposed, not covered as a typical poly finish will do. I may never use another finish again on a non-table top surface.
I recently finished my version of...
Posted April 24, 2013
I recently finished my version of a Maloof style rocker and used this finish. This finish adds great depth, warmth, and character to walnut. As I began to apply the first coat, the walnut rocker was transformed from just a rocker to an invitation to touch. Easy to use and very reasonable odors. The finish provided an excellent reward for the hours of prep sanding.
As a professional luthier of 32...
Posted September 10, 2012
As a professional luthier of 32 years, I had sought an alternative to environmentally detrimental finishes that required spraying and/or laborious wet sanding and multiple coat build up. Nothing I had tried could be applied evenly or had acceptable wear resistance. Then I found the Maloof Poly/Oil, and it has not only made my work easier, but also provided a superior finish for my instruments. There is nothing else like it on the market, and it outperforms any other poly finish by miles.