Fine Paints of Europe clear coat

October 5, 2012

How to brush a Polyurethane on wood from John Q. Shearer on Vimeo.

This project also served as a sheen test for the Grand Walnut Staircase project near the Seattle Space Needle

Video transcription

John Shearer: We are about to do a very large-scale sample on this antique furniture.
The room is completely white; that’s sort of cool on a limited basis, but it makes me feel like I’m in a laboratory if I’m in here for more than 30 minutes. And sometimes, if we’re working on colors, looking at samples, we’re in here for an hour, an hour and a half.
Robin: Today, it’s raining outside, right? So, this isn’t going to look depressing.
John: So, I wanted something natural in this room, and this table is definitely natural. And today, we’re gonna put the first coat on of urethane, which is a Fine Paints of Europe poly clear-coat. It’s part of a system. It’s been sanded down, it’s not perfect; I know that some of the stain finish is still in there…I’m ok with that.
There’s a little bit of rust on there…I’m actually not even going to clean that off; I’m going to leave that exactly the way it is to ‘wow’ all my friends.
Ok. Let’s mix up some material to use…poly, solvent-based.
I am all-out right now, currently. The solvent’s that’s designed to reduce this product, which is a Fine Paints of Europe high-grade solvent. It’s four times the cutting power. I’ll have to use what I have in the shop right now.
You do not shake polys…you stir them, ever-so-slightly.
For this first coat, we want a nice mixture that’s about 20%.
This purple reminds me of being a Husky.
This substrate has already been prepped.
I’m using gloves, because the oil from your hands can affect the finish.


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