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How to prepare your timber for Feast Watson French Polish:
Before you get started, follow these steps:
New Timber How to prepare new timber:
Make sure your timber surface is dry and free from any traces of dust, dirt, glue, wax, grease and oil.
Fill any timber defects with suitable wood putty. Note: A blend of multiple putty colours may be required to match your timber's colouring.
If the timber grain is open or very coarse, apply one coat of Feast Watson Sanding Sealer. When thoroughly dry, sand off back to bare timber.
Using a medium grit and then fine grit sandpaper, sand new bare timber. Remember to remove all sanding dust by sweeping and vacuuming between each sanding grade.
Previously Coated Timber How to prepare previously coated timber:
Ensure the old finish is completely removed by first sanding with a coarse paper, or stripping, then sand as for new bare timber.
If the old coating is a varnish, it will only need to be sanded back to a smooth, uniform matt finish.
Any wax build up on old French Polished surfaces should be removed by wiping with a cloth dampened with warm soapy water or pure turpentine.