Minwax - Wipe-On Poly
Minwax Wipe-On Poly was has a drying time of about three hours and produces a light satin sheen.
Yields Good Results
From “Tool Test: Wiping Varnishes”
FWW #245 (January/February 2015)
By Mark Schofield
Street price/qt.: $21
Coats needed – wiping: 3 to 4
Coats needed – brushing: 5
Surface quality – wiping: Very good
Surface quality – brushing: Very good
Scratch test: Good
Comments: Thin finish requires more coats to build when brushing, but yields good results. Second-least color change on maple.
*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. All but two of the finishes tested fared well, but the Minwax Wipe-On Poly was particularly impressive, drying in three hours to a light satin sheen and offering excellent water resistance. It’s a thin finish that requires more coats to build when brushing, but it still yields good results. Of all finishes tested, it had the second-least color change on maple.
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