How I get that glass smooth top with polyurethane Tips and Tricks for Furniture Makeover

How I get that glass smooth top with polyurethane Tips and Tricks for Furniture Makeover

Tips and Tricks for Furniture Makeover
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3M Auto Wet Or Dry Sandpaper 3 2/3 in x 9 in, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500 Assorted Grit Pack, 5 Sheets
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Wagner Spraytech (My spray rig)
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Makita 5″ Random Orbit Sander
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(water base over paint) Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane, Quart, Satin Finish
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Minwax 134074444 Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, Quart
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Makita SUPER Quiet Electric Air Compressor
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Makita 5″ Random Orbit Sander
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Rust-Oleum Linen White Chalked Paint
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Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane, Quart, Satin Finish
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Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, Quart, Kona
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50 Comments

  1. Mark Hoagland on December 21, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Do you steel wool the final coat and wax or is it just done after the last coat?



  2. Holly J on December 21, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Thanks for this video! I have been restoring my Grandmother’s 1916 Victrola, and I have had a tough time with the poly stage. Your instruction will really help me get the cabinet looking nice. Thanks!



  3. Kristin Al-Ghoul on December 21, 2022 at 1:08 am

    gorgeous finish!



  4. uri urg on December 21, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Hi, I’m going to do it on a pre varnished wood. Should I sand it down first or is it not necessary? Thanks



  5. Darlene Bordelon on December 21, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Could you wet sand after each coat of stain?



  6. PROTOTYPE XCIX on December 21, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Woah, that’s like a One Hit method, thanks for the information!



  7. RadPatriotMom on December 21, 2022 at 1:11 am

    How long did you wait for the gel stain to dry before doing the top coat?



  8. vegomatic100 on December 21, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Never wet sanded polyurethane. Will give it a try. At the very least it doesn’t create more dust. Thanks for the video.



  9. Home ImproveMent Tips on December 21, 2022 at 1:13 am

    *How’s it going, Excellent idea using the Wet and Dry Sandpaper* *and A spray bottle.* I use the use 320,
    I usually will do 3 Coats or just put on one heavy coat, Then I’ll do my standing, Then go over that with a Rattle can of Polly for my finish.



  10. James Tongas on December 21, 2022 at 1:13 am

    I have seen a lot of videos on applying polyurethane. I have to say yours is the best. 👍



  11. R on December 21, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Ngl I thought this guy was going to be a douchebag and he’s NOT! Good host and teacher. Thanks for posting!



  12. DanaThoughts on December 21, 2022 at 1:16 am

    When using oil based Minwax polyurethane on pine, how do I keep this very porous wood from completely absorbing All of it? Oak hasn’t been an issue, but I can’t figure out how to stop the pine from having the wood look like it’s never been polyurethanes? thanksp



  13. Burning Heart on December 21, 2022 at 1:17 am

    The Dawn soap and water is a great tip to give the mild abrasive some glide, gunna try that! Thank you! 🔨



  14. Mark Goodman on December 21, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Great information. Thanks. Would you consider buffing the top as a final step? Thanks.



  15. Chris Kerr on December 21, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Sanding between coats with water and dish soap – does the presence of the dish soap become a bond breaker or cause any negative bonding to further coats? Do you have to additionally wash or rinse the soap off?



  16. Ruya Mutlu on December 21, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Thank you for the great video! I was wondering if dry sanding would work, instead of wet sanding? Would the end result look different?



  17. mcbateHow about a video on hybrid cars on December 21, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I have a butcher block island new .I just would like to finish it natural . Would I sand it first and then pre stain conditioner . Sand again but what do I do next .



  18. Dalandrice on December 21, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Good Information man !!! Make longer videos like these….thanks from All the Carpenters from India.. NAMASTE…



  19. The number One vaper on December 21, 2022 at 1:25 am

    New subscriber right here! One of the best videos I’ve ever seen! Your the man fr! Thank you. I’m just starting re cycling furniture!



  20. Ruby Ruby on December 21, 2022 at 1:28 am

    One word…Excellent! Thank you! Will sub for more amazing tips. I’m a newbie and having so much fun refinishing.



  21. 911WASanINSIDEjob420 on December 21, 2022 at 1:28 am

    brushing on poly over carpet… i too like to live dangerously



  22. D. Young on December 21, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Sanding sealer before poly will stop the streaking.



  23. AR on December 21, 2022 at 1:29 am

    What brush are u using? Synthethic?



  24. Jtof on December 21, 2022 at 1:32 am

    What type of wood was that and what is the stain name?



  25. Anita Brandenburg on December 21, 2022 at 1:33 am

    How long do you wait after you wet sand to do the next coat



  26. c0nstant1n on December 21, 2022 at 1:35 am

    did you used this method on water based poly ?



  27. Eddy Flo on December 21, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Why not use a roller .? Asking for reference



  28. normbarrows on December 21, 2022 at 1:37 am

    I was looking for tricks I could use on guitar clear coats. On a guitar it’s common to sand and polish, and sometimes wax and / or oil after the last coat of poly. The reflections go from blurry to razor sharp like looking in a mirror. From where you stopped, I’d wet sand with 2000, then buff with Turtle Wax polishing compound on a foam pad on a drill, then hand wax and polish with Johnson paste wax, then rub down and polish with mineral oil. If you can prevent contaminants, you don’t need to sand between coats. You just have to build up enough poly to not sand through it when you sand it level at the end. Just build up your coats, sand it flat, sand to 2000 or so, polish, wax, and oil.



  29. JLMiller410 on December 21, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Looks really good. What type “strokes” would you recommend when putting the finish on a burl walnut top?



  30. Robert Panetta on December 21, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Great instructional video. Good tips . Thanks and all the best



  31. Tai Chi Goodness on December 21, 2022 at 1:42 am

    The best no BS instructional video ever!



  32. W & M on December 21, 2022 at 1:42 am

    Good video. I refinish for a living and miniwax has the best polyurethane for the money. Dries 2-3 times faster then varathane and others. The best advice for DIYers is speed and don’t go back over an area you’ve already done. You want to be spreading tons of the finish on top as you go and pulling it level. Airplane landing and taking off brush stroke for the last strokes on that area. Lastly like he does wipe up drips on edges I usually make two passes. Immediately after finishing a section and then lastly all the way around. Never try to brush or add more poly to an area that has been sitting for more than a few minutes. It will pull it back up and you won’t be able to recover until next coat. Get a good light source pointing towards you like a desk lamp. It helps to see reflection and all the imperfections. You’ll need it after that first coat.



  33. Janice Schuler on December 21, 2022 at 1:44 am

    So I found an older oak desk- the kind that had the "yellow" coloring on it. I sanded it and painted it to use as a sewing table and changing table for my Grandson-to-be! I painted the top black and the body a muted red. Can you tell me how to mix the water/soap to wet sand it? Love this video to get the seal I wanted on it. I am going to subscribe to your channel to get more ideas! Thanks so much!!



  34. Joseph Romero on December 21, 2022 at 1:44 am

    I thought poly always needed 3-4 coats to build up the thin layers ?



  35. Susan Reed on December 21, 2022 at 1:44 am

    Did you wet sand after your final coat – or did you just do it after coat one and two? Your dresser top in this video looks amazing – getting ready to do one very similar and I want it to look that good! 🙂



  36. John Mcenro on December 21, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Thanks for the video. I’m gonna try that wet sand paper tip and see how it goes. Salutations from Baja Mexico amigo!



  37. Seemsayin on December 21, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Despite how well polyurethane works… there’s no substitute for surface prep.

    While I like the wet-sand method on the clear coats… I DEFINITELY would have taken the wood finish down, smooth, before I sealed it.

    Not trying to nitpick… I did notice some surface inconsistency while the sun glared on it. And I couldn’t live with that. (That’s just the way I am. Nothing personal.) No amount of clear coating can cover that up. However… beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If the finished product makes you happy, you did it right.

    Thanks for the upload.



  38. Sierra Peaks on December 21, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Do you ever use minwax paste with steel wool at the end ?



  39. Die Hard Fan on December 21, 2022 at 1:47 am

    14:20 good for you



  40. Connor Hall on December 21, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Could you use 400 grit sandpaper? What would be the draw back of that?



  41. Jerry McKee on December 21, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Instead of wet sanding can you use steel wool?



  42. M Gar on December 21, 2022 at 1:50 am

    What is the dawn to water ratio in your spray bottle.



  43. yy on December 21, 2022 at 1:54 am

    for poly urethane use spray can instead of brush to avoid brush marks.



  44. Nicolas Nicolas on December 21, 2022 at 1:58 am

    Great video dude, I’m looking to get a nice finish and this was a perfect tutorial, thanks! ;o)



  45. Burak Loft on December 21, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Dose it work the same way with oil base polyurethane?
    I just starting into wood working. I use the oil base one because it going to be hanging out side



  46. Nipun Garg on December 21, 2022 at 2:02 am

    Hey nice video and you were bang ON with the issues that many of us face, I need your help and yes have gone through all the 200 comments below but it’s not discussed anywhere. So here I am refinishing my dinning table and I have already done 2 poly coats and yes followed your method of wet sanding and knocking of the bumps, I am using water based Varathane triple coat poly and I am no where close to glass like finish as of now, I also read in one of your comments that it’s not possible with water based poly. I would really appreciate if you can please help me as this is a very precious table for my family and I really want to bring it back to life.



  47. Kathy Fossetta on December 21, 2022 at 2:03 am

    How is the stain on chalk paint?



  48. Samantha Boakes on December 21, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Thank you, you explained everything I needed to know 😊



  49. RotaryFD on December 21, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Hey brother killer work I make cornhole. Boards for a buisness and a lot of times people Want colors so I go to homedepot for paint but when I apply my poly and sand the sandpaper no matter what leaves streaks anyway to get around it?



  50. Simple Jack on December 21, 2022 at 2:05 am

    This is my least fav diy job. But the end results are totally worth it.