Minwax wipe on poly water base Vs oil base

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Minwax wipe on poly water base Vs oil base

Postby Eddie » Tue May 09, 2017 5:31 am

Hey howya goin all, what is the downside of using Minwax wipe on poly water based over the oil base one, whats the difference between the two types apart from water based and oil based? :character-yoshi:
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Re: Minwax wipe on poly water base Vs oiled base

Postby Aussie048 » Tue May 09, 2017 5:51 am

Hi Eddie

The oil based wipe on poly is more durable than the water based.
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Re: Minwax wipe on poly water base Vs oil base

Postby Eddie » Tue May 09, 2017 6:07 am

Thanks mate. :character-yoshi:
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Re: Minwax wipe on poly water base Vs oil base

Postby Aussie048 » Tue May 09, 2017 6:20 am

Eddie

Brian is the best one to answer the question. It is in his field.

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Re: Minwax wipe on poly water base Vs oil base

Postby DougW » Wed May 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Eddie,
Oil and water-based urethanes are different things. Oil based will give you a bit of a warm yellow color. Water based is a suspended particular finish that is nearly completely devoid of any additional color. This often leaves a cold, shallow look. My best recommendation is to try each on a sample. If you are not testing your finishing then you are testing it on your model. Not a good idea.
Personally I find urethanes to be too thick of a coating for a model even though they are popular. The 'Wipe-on' product is a diluted edition of the regular product.

I will be working out that I will use on my deck in the next month or so and I am thinking of trying shellac.
Hope this helps,
Doug

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