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Oil finishes. The wood looks great and more natural, but they don’t offer nearly as much protection. Polyurethane is probably the most popular finish today. The biggest drawback is that it can be very time-consuming. To apply. To get a good finish, you need to apply at least three coaches, which realistically might take three days. Applying any finish with a brush is different than painting. The goal is to avoid swiping back and forth and creating streaks or leaving behind air bubbles.
It’s a good idea to pour your finish into a separate container to use rather than straight out of the can. This will help prevent contaminating your main supply. I like to start by conditioning my brush and dipping it in mineral spirits and soaking the bristles. Dip the brush into the finish all the way up to the feral and let it soak up as much as it can lightly crest the tip against the candour.