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MikeG.

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Has anyone usedthis stuff? A friend of mine is making all sorts of fantastical claims about it after seeing some at a trade show. It seems to be a one coat oil, yet impervious to any and everything. What do you know?
 

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Yes. I really like it, and used it on a couple of pieces for a matt finish. It has held up well on a TV cabinet and side table but hasn't had hard usage or spills on.

I used the "pure" colour I think, may have been "natural". Sample pots of the A part are available but are v slow to cure. B is the hardener and it was touch try quickly in the summer. I applied with a silicone spatula used for baking, and it was as easy as pouring, spreading, wiping away excess. A little goes a long way which is good because it is expensive. I would use it again and would use happily use it as a default on as many items as I can.
 

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I've never used it but I know a top-quality furniture maker who swears by it for his furniture vehemently. He even gave (forced upon :wink: ) me a sample pot to try but I never got around to it. He knows his stuff so I trust his judgement on the finish.

It's bloody expensive, I know that much! :lol:
 

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For a pro, some of the expense is offset with the reduced labour and the throughput. I believe that it is used for floors, and on a large area one coat instead of 3 is much quicker and may shave days off a job. For a furniture maker, the project can be out of the door quicker and not taking up space.

I wrote mine off on the first project (for myself so no labour cost saving), and the rest of the tin was free.
 

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I've used it on wooden kitchen worktops on the rare occasions I've fitted them. Never had any issues with its durability Mike.

As it's a 2 part system, I have found it is important to ensure you mix the correct proportions of the 2 liquids together.....The first time I used it, I guestimated the hardener quantity and it took days to dry...!!

As some of the others have stated, it ain't cheap, but it does go a long way.
 
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