Fantastic Finish for Display Cabinet
Posted February 25, 2015
I choose the Maloof Poly/Oil and Oil/Wax combination to finish a black walnut display cabinet. This was the first time in using this finish so I followed the directions pretty closely. I did decide to sand the wood to 600 grit. Then I applied a stain to even the tone of the wood. After 24 hours I started rubbing in the finish. I did find that 8-10 hours between coats seemed sufficient.
The finish resulted in a deep close-to-the-wood finish that everyone wants to touch. It is gorgeous. One of the real benefits of this type of finish in my shop is I have a small space that I have to use for everything from milling the raw lumber into boards to finishing. This finish does not have to be applied in a clean room. Since it is dry when you finish applying it, it does not collect all the nibs from dust other finishes do.
This is not a finish for a table top but for other furniture, it is an amazing finish. Highly recommended!
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.