How many coats?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mysteryclock, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. mysteryclock

    mysteryclock Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    What's the current thinking for how many coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly (oil kind) would be sufficient for body (stained alder) and neck (roasted maple) finishing?
  2. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Depends on whether you're looking for a more satiny finish or want it to be glossier when done. I like that minwax poly, I've used it quite a bit, although it is not a really hard finish. I first put an epoxy seal coat down for hardness and then do about 20 thin coats. You could probably get away with less, but if you want it glossy, more is better...
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