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Midnight

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I've been asked to consider a commission to build a bathroom vanity; client's specs are somewhat ummmmm.... weird (??)... Any recommendations for a non varnish based water tolerant finish....??
 

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Mike,

You could use finishing oil. You can go from gloss to mat by changing how you finnish off the top coat.
 

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Dave..

thanks for the heads up... strangely enough I already have some finishing oil, just never got around to trying it yet. Any opinions on its longevity??

Right now I can't be more specifuc about the materials 'cos neither I nor the client (it seems) have a clue what it is they want.. To date my only hint has been "something dark... nearly black"... Make of that what you will...
 

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Bitumastic paint ought to cover both requirements Mike! :lol:
 

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Mike
I used water based poly with good results-very water proof!
Bit weird in use compared to oil based finishes but good.
Cheers
Philly :D
 

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I used water based poly with good results-very water proof!

I've grown knda gun-shy of poly since I found that the bloody stuff desolves long after its cured... canna say I'm too keen on the way it yellows either... Thesedays I tend to prefer ease of maintainence...

Bitumastic paint ought to cover both requirements Mike!
any idea what application technique I need to make that look like black granite..??? :p Kitchen (room nextdoor) is fulla the stuff... looks like a cover from an ideal homes magazine...
 
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