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.
A friend of mine gave me...
Posted June 23, 2011
A friend of mine gave me a sample of the Sam's oil in a small jar. I love the stuff. It's very easy to apply and I love the way it makes stuff shine. I use it only on very hard woods. I'm a wood turner and I buff my stuff after applying the oil.My only problem is after a few openings the can no longer seals good. Then it starts to dry out. I hate to put it in Mason jars, but I think that is what I'm going to do with it.
If you follow the directions that...
Posted February 19, 2011
If you follow the directions that say to wipe off the finish at least twice after applying it, you cannot make a mistake with this productif you leave too much it can make sticky spot that never quite dries. I refinished all my kitchen cabinets with this stuff and the finish looks perfect. No streaks, no brush marks, no blotches. The result looks truly professional and has stood up to some rather harsh treatment. I'll never buy another brand, because there is no skill needed to apply it and the results are great every time.