1. Bluegill20 on March 23, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve never used polyurethane, this video was nice and straight to the point! Can you use a rag instead of a brush to apply it?

  2. R T on March 23, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    You answered some of my questions. Thinner coats are better than a thicker coat that levels out. One thing you didn’t mention is if you’re using water based finish, using steel wool can cause bits of rust.

    I’m not using steel wool. I’m using 240 grit on a random orbit sander between coats. On the final coats I’m going for the 600 and then 3000 for a mirror like finish on this fireplace mantel.

    I have to agree, the brush makes a difference. Another guy on a video said to soak your brush in mineral spirits first and that will get rid of most of the bubbles. Also, to mix your poly 3 to 1 with mineral spirits. Takes more coats but less bubbles. Dollartree has a little pint pitcher that has the gradation marks on it. Perfect to mix up a small batch of finish without needing additional measuring.

  3. lotuseatr09 on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Green scotchbrite pad works better than steel wool.

  4. David L on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Oh, please! He’s slapping that brush around like he’s painting some old fence. You think those brush marks aren’t going to show? Notice he doesn’t show the board after it’s dried? Give me a break.

  5. pob11212 on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for making this a 2 minute video and not a 10 minute video

  6. Ashley Wright on March 23, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Great video! 👏🏻👍🏻

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  8. J H on March 23, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    great tips !! Thank you.

  9. Trevor Kongable on March 23, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    I appreciate the video, but I have always had better luck stirring the poly and not shaking it

  10. Kuya Song on March 23, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Can be use spray gun?

  11. The Wild West Gambling Show on March 23, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Great tips 👍

  12. Jonathan Maner on March 23, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    You have a good, teaching mind. Not everyone has that. I appreciate how thorough you were in this video.

  13. Mastiff Mom on March 23, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Great tutorial. Thank you. I applied 3 thin coats on a small stained piece (rookie here) and I could see how uneven it was. I sanded it down lightly and reapplied a thicker coat with a foam brush and it came out just right. I can’t get paint laid down right, either. Thin coat, thick coat, all the coats… Quality brushes and paint. I suppose practice is key. Going to watch a few more of your videos.
    Thanks again

  14. Sultan Damani on March 23, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Can we use Cloth Pouch??

  15. Katie S on March 23, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    How long do you let it dry before sanding/steel wool?

  16. OcotilloDavid on March 23, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Can I use japan dryer with clear satin poly?

  17. Jake P. on March 23, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    How do you mix the can? There is a bunch of gunk at the bottom. Do I just mix it like paint or what?

  18. Lamontt Blackshire on March 23, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Love it! Short into the point! Also, unlike many other Youtubers, you didn’t give the easy way, you gave the “ care” method. It will take longer but this is what I was looking for.

  19. David Phillips on March 23, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    i would think using 400 grit sandpaper would be better than the steel wool

  20. unmovables on March 23, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks Principle Skinner.

  21. Michael Rusynyak on March 23, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Good attempt but bad technique. You are mentioned about not to have the air bubbles but you swiping brush so fast back and force and by doing that you introducing lots of air bubbles onto the surface this way which you can clearly see in the video. I have a doubt that all of these bubble will go away till surface is dries so after you have to deal with it. The correct technique you can find at this post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_GWXcydu5k
    Anyway Thanks for the video and try to not mislead your viewers/followers next time.

  22. the mashugana on March 23, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    a damp rag with water will raise the grain on open grained woods. if you don’t want to raise the grain, a micro cloth towel dampened w mineral spirits will also remove the fine dust, but the mineral spirits won’t raise the grain.

  23. DOC Rod on March 23, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Good info. I just use my HVLP, much easier.

  24. Patrick Smith on March 23, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    amazing how a short 2 min video can answer all your questions

  25. James Pyle on March 23, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    I spent five hours sanding a piece to start over because I was laying it on thick (and it never got in tacky) based on other videos. Going to try the thin method this time.

  26. Jared on March 23, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    This guy polyurethanes.

  27. Anthony Pendleton on March 23, 2022 at 6:49 pm


  28. Derek Poulin on March 23, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Tac rag

  29. James Pyle on March 23, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    What’s the process on the steel wool..I can’t find any other videos that use steel wools between (instead of like 400 grit sandpaper). Do you just lightly run across it to smooth it or?

  30. Christian Ramirez on March 23, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Glad I watch you video first ❤❤