Watco Wipe-On Poly Finish - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Watco Wipe-On Poly Finish

Rust-oleum - Watco Wipe-On Poly Finish

Watco Wipe-On Poly Finish dries in about four hours to a very light, satin sheen.

$20 (As of 12/4/2014)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Wiping Varnishes

by Chris A. Minick, Mark Schofield

review date: December 4, 2014

From FWW #245 (January/February 2015)

By Mark Schofield
Street price/qt.: $20
Coats needed - wiping: 3
Coats needed - brushing: 4
Surface quality - wiping: Very good
Surface quality - brushing: Very good
Shimmer/depth*: Excellent
Figure**: Excellent
Scratch test: Good
Comments: Good build and great looks but more dust nibs than others, perhaps due to longer drying time.

*Tested on cherry
**Tested on curly maple

From FWW #178 (July/August 2005)

By Chris A. Minick
The author tested 15 wipe-on finishes, including a water-based finish and both tung-oil and linseed-oil-based finishes. Pure boiled linseed oil and Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane, a brushing finish, were added for comparison. All the finishes were tested on pieces of red-oak plywood cut from the same sheet. Watco Wipe-On Poly Finish dried in four hours to a very light, satin sheen and offered good water resistance.

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Editor Test Results:

Drying Time 4 hours
Water Resistance Good

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Rust-oleum
Manufacturer's Web Site http://www.rustoleum.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-553-8444
Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

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