Richard S. wrote:
I used an oil modified water based poly, this one:http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/int ... lyurethane
Odor is minimal, a joy compared to regular poly. Put a coat down and let it dry a minimum of 6 hours. You can walk on it after about 2 hours but I was giving it quick sand with the palm sander using 220 between coats, if you tried sanding too quick it was gumming up the paper too much.
I've used the water-based Minwax poly too. NICE stuff! Not stinky at all, well compared to the oil-based version
. The advantage of the water-based version is it is much harder, once dry, and the sun (UV rays) does not affect it as much. It will not yellow over time.
The milky white color made it easy to apply, as you knew exactly where you allready applied it. I used wide brush and wide DEEP-NAP roller. I even rolled my Tongue&Groove pine walls. Now any dirt or crayon marks just wipe right off.
Clean up was under the outside water hydrant.
Expensive, but worth it. Satin or clear available.