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Ausrob 06-20-2014 11:02 PM

PU, or is that Phoulugly!
 
Hi all,

Having just finished plastering a mantelpiece with Polyurethane for a guy, I just want to say how very, very much I despise the stuff. Really, really do!!!

Regards,

Rob

Leakyroof 06-21-2014 12:09 AM

Re: PU, or is that Phoulugly!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ausrob (Post 88995)
Hi all,

Having just finished plastering a mantelpiece with Polyurethane for a guy, I just want to say how very, very much I despise the stuff. Really, really do!!!

Regards,

Rob

What did you not like?

Ausrob 06-21-2014 03:13 AM

Re: PU, or is that Phoulugly!
 
It's plastic and looks it, it scratches easily, it's gloss is artificial, it is not particularly easy to apply and other than that, the gloss will yellow over time. I'll settle for burnished oil every time. 'Course it could just be me and it don't get along!

Regards,

Rob

SignGuy 06-21-2014 02:08 PM

Re: PU, or is that Phoulugly!
 
gosh, I love polyurethane.
The thicker the better.
I like it so deep there is a glass wave on the surface.

Nothing like a tacky restaurant table really thick and deep with photos and stuff buried under it.

Usually have good burgers.

Not in my home of course.

Leakyroof 06-23-2014 05:36 PM

Re: PU, or is that Phoulugly!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ausrob (Post 88997)
It's plastic and looks it, it scratches easily, it's gloss is artificial, it is not particularly easy to apply and other than that, the gloss will yellow over time. I'll settle for burnished oil every time. 'Course it could just be me and it don't get along!

Regards,

Rob

I can remember when it first came around here in the States. 'Miracle Finish'....:D So much better than regular varnish or Shellac or Lacquer... You put that stuff on everything....;)
then, we all found out how it doesn't like to be recoated, how hard it was to strip off with the sanders and abrasives back in the day, and the yellowing like you mentioned.......:laughing1:
The cracking and crazing after a few years was annoying too. Built-in antique feature.......:stirthepot:
I haven't used the oil based stuff in years. I think the last thing was our kitchen floor in '96.


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