Nyce Refinishing & Furniture Repair 28 West Third St. Lansdale, Pa. 215-361-3900  

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   13    Do you use polyurethane?


Currently a popular finish because it's brushable for Do-It-Yourselfers. It's supposed to be waterproof & super hard. Problems are: it's thick, frequently showing brush marks, it turns yellow with age, it's brittle so it

flakes, scratches & chips easily, and it is not repairable. It is rigid so it does not flex with the wood underneath which is always expanding & contracting. This can allow moisture underneath, creating white areas and finish lifting. It is very difficult to ever strip again if it does deteriorate. I do not recommend it.

I use acrylic lacquer. It is a finish that must be sprayed and is widely used by manufacturers and refinishers. It is water clear and never changes color. It is repairable. With the acrylic additive that we use, it is flexible, naturally expanding and contracting as the wood does. It becomes the most moisture, alcohol, chip and scratch resistant finish you can use. GLOSS levels are Flat, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss.

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