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Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat

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Part three of the finishing process includes pointers on selecting a good top coat. Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine shows you four of the most popular top coats including shellac, lacquer, water based polyurethane and oil based polyurethane. He will discuss the properties and advantages of each top coat as well as how to apply an oil based polyurethane.

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