Sealing your carvings

Joined: August 25th, 2011, 2:11 am

July 24th, 2018, 3:33 am #1

What are you guys and gals putting on your carvings for a sealer. I know in different parts of the county it takes different sealers but just curious. I have been using Cabots clear spar finish and have good luck with it. I used to use Cabots Australian Timber Oil but it gave my wood a yellowish tint that I didn't like. Thanks in advance.

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Joined: April 13th, 2018, 2:22 am

July 25th, 2018, 3:15 am #2

echocarver wrote:What are you guys and gals putting on your carvings for a sealer. I know in different parts of the county it takes different sealers but just curious. I have been using Cabots clear spar finish and have good luck with it. I used to use Cabots Australian Timber Oil but it gave my wood a yellowish tint that I didn't like. Thanks in advance.

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Hello Echocarver , I brush matte or ultramatte lacquer thinned little bit with nitrocellulosic thinner as a first coat and as it is in the second and third.For me it's easy to apply and it dries very quick.I do it in open air next to a fan its acceptable like that its 40c mostly i can't wear a mask but i politely advice wearing one if possible.

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July 25th, 2018, 10:13 pm #3

Thank AyberkokanA. I will definitely check that out and see if it will be okay for outdoor carvings.

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July 26th, 2018, 2:29 pm #4

echocarver wrote:Thank AyberkokanA. I will definitely check that out and see if it will be okay for outdoor carvings.

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Hello again Echocarver i would've liked to comment on the long term results of this application but i am a new carver and i carve mostly very simple things and they are usually sold before I have the chance to see whats going on with this application.All I can say in this regard is the wood sucks the first layer immediately and the second and third layers are dry to touch no more than ten minutes.

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July 26th, 2018, 3:00 pm #5

Thanks for the great advice AyberkokanA. I did a little research and it gives a beautiful finish but would not hold up to the outdoor conditions. Thanks for your time.

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July 27th, 2018, 1:47 am #6

I talked with a carver today who was carving at a county fair who uses Australian Timber Oil. He really likes it.
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