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Matthew's Sapele finishing

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Sparky24/07/2009 18:01:19
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Quote Matthew''s words.........
"Sapele finished with tung oil and pumice powder to level the surface and enrich the colour, several layers of shellac to seal in the oil and add depth, then 5-6 layers of marine varnish for a waterproof and hard wearing finish"....................

This is beautiful Matthew, the grain has been gorgeously enhanced.
How log did it take to do all of this and did you have to wait until each layer was dry??

Well done.

Joe O 324/07/2009 21:53:24
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Absolutely beautiful finish! Well done.
Matthew Platt25/07/2009 10:03:07
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Thanks guys!
It was a lengthy process, the oil had about three weeks to soak in and harden, then the shellac went on over about two days - knocking back between coats. The varnish took the longest though, I gave each coat three days to dry so that was about a month. Very rewarding job to do though and the client was chuffed to bits.
Sparky25/07/2009 13:53:42
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Hi Matthew
Certainly a job worth waiting wonder they were happy with it.

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