Asked on Jan 17, 2018

Varnishing

SueBeeAnnMelanie
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How do you get a nice smooth finish when varnishing. I want to do my kitchen table but seem to get brush lines.

7 answers
  • William
    William
    on Jan 17, 2018

    Use a foam brush rather than a bristle brush. I also prefer a water based polyurethane. Varnish and oil based poly give a yellow tinge finish. Varnish tends to yellow with age.
  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Jan 17, 2018

    Rub down between thin coats, and dont press down on brush - Glide
  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S
    on Jan 17, 2018

    You may be using the wrong kind of brush. Check with your supplier for the correct brush. And then use a light hand.

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    on Jan 17, 2018

    Instead of using a brush use a lint free cloth and dip in your stain and apply. This will give you a nice line free finish. Also use extra fine steel wool and sand between coats.

  • Ann
    Ann
    on Jan 17, 2018

    Sand until smooth, think coat of stain or paint, sand, thin coat of stain or paint, sand. sealer or polyurethane and sand until smooth. Another coat of sealer or polyurethane and sand.
    a smooth finish on furniture or any wood is all about sanding.
  • SueBee
    SueBee
    on Jan 18, 2018

    Be sure to use light strokes and as few as possible. I've had best luck with a high quality natural bristle brush, foam brushes often leave air bubbles. A light touch is the key.
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