But that doesnt or didnt necessarily mean to me that later coats couldnt conceal earlier streaks. They can settle out while youre applying which means youll get different amounts from swipe to swipe resulting in streaks.
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Which brings me to point2 dont build with satin.
Arm r seal satin streaks. I am in the process of applying the top coat general finishes arm r seal oil urethane topcoat using old t shirts and wiping on to a table top. It goes ok up to about 3 coats and then it starts to get cloudy. See pictures in link below.
Ive used a lot of minwax poly in semi gloss and the satin arm r seal seemed to be close to that in sheen. Ive done it before. The can i used was satin and to me it had more sheen than i was expecting.
48 comments on how to finish without streaks. Just started using arm r seal only used one can so i cant really comment on what it has been like in the past. The last coat of arm r seal was done with a cotton rag since after the 2nd coat i didnt like the streaks left.
It did end up pretty nice even with the long drying time of the varnish. The flatter products apply better if stirred frequently infact even if shaken lightly for a wipe on. Arm r seal topcoats are made with the highest quality urethane resin making them extremely durable and long lasting.
These oil based finishes are formulated to be wiped on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush and they penetrate to provide deep down protection for that natural look. Shannon august 24 2009 853. Arm r seal is not a wipe on wipe off finish.
The satin finish looks great in indirect light but direct light shows streaks. I know that poly doesnt melt into the previous coat as some finishes do. I am finding it hard to wiping on the finish without leaving streaks.
I just finished a walnut table top. Rubbing out arm r seal satin. Remember that coats of arm r seal are half coats of poly.
The application directions says not to apply too much pressure on the rag. I next applied arm r seal gloss to the top with a folded up cloth. The top is simply walnut boards doweled and glued together.
I poured some varnish into a plastic food storage container i had been dipping straight from the can of satin arm r seal wetted my nice thick applicator with mineral spirits loaded the applicator with varnish and began wiping on in one continuous stroke. Two additional coats and the streaks were still there. I feel like ive searched.
Its roughly 3×6 and will have a metal base which my dad is going to help me weld up. The surface was sanded with 320 grit paper on a foam sanding block between coats of arm r seal to knock down the dust specks. I did eight coats 6 gloss then 2 satin on my desk.
It turned out quite nice until i started using arm r seal satin on it. I also was in communication with bob flexner who was very helpful with advice. Seems as though the satin arm r seal is extremely difficult to wipe on without leaving the streaks.
Just a light scuff coat between coats. Arm r seal is designed to be used unthinned.
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