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    Default My son and fiancee wedding "bench" project needs a finish before and after signing.

    I was been asked to build a bench for my sons wedding which they will ask the guests to sign at the reception after using the bench as a prop for the wedding photos.
    I have crafted the bench from American Rock Maple, I would like to seal it before the wedding to protect it from dirty fingers etc. I am assuming that thick texta will be used to sigh the bench.
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    1. What product should I use to seal the bench prior to signing, if at all?
    2. What product should I use to finish the bench after signing with texta?

    All and any assistance/suggestions much appreciated.

    Regards dcw

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    Default Weekend of testing

    Hi

    I spent the weekend testing and the best result would appear to be two coats of blond shellac, texta writing, then a diluted finish with any product that is a turps based cleanup, do not sand the first few coats of the finish as it rubs off the texta.

    Regards dcw




    Quote Originally Posted by dcw123 View Post
    I was been asked to build a bench for my sons wedding which they will ask the guests to sign at the reception after using the bench as a prop for the wedding photos.
    I have crafted the bench from American Rock Maple, I would like to seal it before the wedding to protect it from dirty fingers etc. I am assuming that thick texta will be used to sigh the bench.
    Question
    1. What product should I use to seal the bench prior to signing, if at all?
    2. What product should I use to finish the bench after signing with texta?

    All and any assistance/suggestions much appreciated.

    Regards dcw

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    Thanks for passing that on seeing no one came to your rescue.
    Welcome to the forum anyway, we are usually more helpful than that.
    Regards
    Hugh

    Enough is enough, more than enough is too much.

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