Finish Test Follow Up A Surprise Ending
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An apparent miracle Three days after performing the finish experiment I wrote about in last week's post, I was cleaning up the mudroom and had to move the samples.When I picked up the one finished with Osmo Polyx Oil, I was astonished to find that the stains from red wine and hot sauce had disappeared completely.
I looked at the Cabot water-based poly and Minwax Helmsman spar varnish samples, which had also been stained by the hot sauce.Not a trace remained.After pinching myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming, I concluded that more research was called for.
I called the technical department at Minwax to ask about the spar varnish.The staff person I spoke with said that as a finish intended for indoor and outdoor use, their spar varnish is formulated to expand and contract with changes in the wood's moisture level; this keeps the finish from cracking.
Based on the process I described, he suggested that the finish film expanded (at the molecular level) and allowed the hot sauce to p*n*tr*t* at least partially into it, though not into the wood.When the hot sauce was wiped off and the residual moisture (vinegar and water) evaporated, poof!...