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Old 03-17-2013
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Re: How to hot coat cetol?

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Even with varnish, I believe it should only be done on the first few highly thinned coats. The problem with building it too quickly is it just won't dry properly, which could mean it won't last as long.

Best to do it right.

p.s. I'm just not a fan of Cetol anyway, especially the old orange stuff. It flakes off.
What I've been doing with varnish is 2 coats in a day, with sanding every 2 coats. So 2 coats, 4 hours between, then sand the next morning. You will get wrinkling if you don't thin the varnish - I add 1/3 thinner. Even then, you will get a few wrinkled patches where the varnish went on a bit too thick.
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