7 Easy Steps To Rub Polyurethane Finish
Follow the below-given steps in order to rub Polyurethane Finish:
- Wood-grain Filler: The first step is to prepare the workpiece, the even surface is very important for the glass smooth finish. In order to get this finish begin with filling the pores with the help of the wood filler, this works best for open-grain woods like oak, ash, walnut, or mahogany, etc. Let it dry completely then sand the piece with the help of the 220-grit sandpaper.
- Stir: Stir the can of the Polyurethane with the help of the stick, stir well, and don't shake the Polyurethane can as shaking can bring bubbles in the finish.
- Thining: Prepare the Polyurethane finish by mixing 10 percent mineral spirit but not in case of the water-based Polyurethane, the reason for thining is that it will make Polyurethane to flow on more smoothly and reduces brush marks.
- Apply: Before applying the finish, it is very important to clean the sanding dust from the area. Once the area is clean, now apply the Polyurethane finish on the piece, apply the even coat of the Polyurethane finish it is very important to make the long strokes, for the full coverage overlap the edges, then if there is any excess stain wipe it off and then let it dry.
- Another Coat: Once the first coat is dried then sand lightly with the 320 grit sandpaper, then wipe the dust and apply other coat, for the final coat sand with 320-grit, then move to 400, and finally 600-grit sandpaper. Always sand in the direction of the grains.
- Polish: Now the final step is to apply the aerosol polyurethane which will give the piece a smooth feel, simply hold the spray nozzle at least 12 inches from the piece and then carefully spray across the piece without stopping. One thin coat is enough.
- Wax: At last apply the small amount of automotive wax to hide the fine grains. Buff with a soft rag.