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terby

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Hi, I'm looking for suggestions on which finishes would be suitable for birch ply cabinet carcasses (edge banded with birch) situated in a bathroom.

I would prefer a neutral or satin finish and would like to provide some protection against the moisture likely in a bathroom.

I was looking at using Osmo Polyx, possibly with the Wood Protector product (although in test pieces where I was generous with application of the protector this seemed to yellow the colour a fair bit).

Spraying is not an option for me, so application would need to be by brush/cloth/Scotch Brite etc.

Would welcome suggestions for alternatives.

Thanks
 

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I have not used Osmo Polyx- So I can not comment on this product. I would suggest using a good matt polyurethane varnish myself. ( First coat thinned down with 10% white spirit) and de nib in between coats. The problem you may have ( as like all oil finishes) they tend to yellow after a while. You may also want to try a acrylic varnish - ( water based) they do not yellow.
 

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I have not used Osmo Polyx- So I can not comment on this product. I would suggest using a good matt polyurethane varnish myself. ( First coat thinned down with 10% white spirit) and de nib in between coats. The problem you may have ( as like all oil finishes) they tend to yellow after a while. You may also want to try a acrylic varnish - ( water based) they do not yellow.
Thanks for that mr.alan., I will investigate some polyurethane and acrylic varnishes.
 
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