more varnish foolery

CaptainAhab

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I have never understood "the thin the 2nd coat" theory. First coat serves as a sanding sealer. Soaks in seals the surface. Raises the grain. Sand it smooth and varnish it. There is no difference between the 2nd & 3rd coats. So why change it? The whole idea is to build coats. You should only reduce if the cured finish quality is not good enough.

 
I have never understood "the thin the 2nd coat" theory. First coat serves as a sanding sealer. Soaks in seals the surface. Raises the grain. Sand it smooth and varnish it. There is no difference between the 2nd & 3rd coats. So why change it? The whole idea is to build coats. You should only reduce if the cured finish quality is not good enough.
I’ve never understood it either. But I still do it because over time varnishing makes one a superstitious bastard. 

 




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