Time was, I'd have said that nobody even loosely connected to the finishes industry would have said something so ridiculous...but nowadays there are too many people selling and promoting finishes who have had no formal training nor do they fully understand how coatings work and why.who was involved in the finishes industry iirc)
But then it’s not a finish Phil the wax is & wax has been used for centuries as a finish though not a particularly hard wearing one.... giving a firmer, sounder base for the next coating ...
I'm speaking of its being used as a finish under wax, not having another product put on top of it. It looks great ........ and last about five miutes.
That's not really helpful as there are many different waxes commonly available, often designed to do different things.Any common wax polish.
It can never hurt to put a sealer on first, but if you're planning to use a primer anyway the difference in the end result will be minimal.Thanks. The idea of helping the final finish stick to the surface was the angle I was coming from.
Do you feel that if the piece is made from solid wood rather than man-made boards and is to have a painted finish it helps or is worth using S/S before a primer?
Time was, I'd have said that nobody even loosely connected to the finishes industry would have said something so ridiculous...but nowadays there are too many people selling and promoting finishes who have had no formal training nor do they fully understand how coatings work and why.
Sanding sealer is NOT designed to be removed, there would be absolutely no point in applying it. Instead, it meant to form a thin coat on the surface which seals and smooths the surface and also binds the loose fibres of the timber below, giving a firmer, sounder base for the next coating.
It is good practice to sand a surface before applying a coating, and this includes intercoat sanding.
Part of a sealers makeup is a 'sanding agent' which acts as a lubricant to make sanding the sealer easier. It doesn't mean it will scratch easily, the sanding process should only remove the sanding agent (which stands slightly proud of the sealer). Once this is achieved the remaining coating is as tough as a cellulose lacquer.
At the risk of falling foul of rules, you'd do worse than watch our YouTube video about sealers...
And thank you Doug for the vote of confidence.