Sealing Inside a Hoosier Cabinet

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Sealing Inside a Hoosier Cabinet

Postby GaryFera » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:15 pm

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It's been quite awhile since I have been here.

I am refinishing the Hoosier cabinet shown below and am in the final stages. I have sealed the inside of the top half of the cabinet with water based poly.

Since the metal counter top is raised above the bottom half of the cabinet this suggests to me that there would be considerable air movement inside the bottom half of the cabinet.

Because of the air movement would it be okay to seal the inside of the bottom half with an oil based top coat?

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Re: Sealing Inside a Hoosier Cabinet

Postby Bob Boardman » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:25 pm

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This is my personal preference, but I'd seal it with shellac. It's easy to apply, and reversible if need be
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Re: Sealing Inside a Hoosier Cabinet

Postby GaryFera » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:56 pm

Thanks for the feedback Bob.

Since I cannot spray (strictly a hobbyist) I find shellac (even diluted SealCoat) difficult to apply manually.

I really like wiping on oil based poly but I just don't know if there is enough air ventilation in this situation to use it on the inside.

What do you think?

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Re: Sealing Inside a Hoosier Cabinet

Postby Bob Boardman » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:04 am

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I wouldn't worry about the poly setting up. Leave doors open and have a fan blow into that area if you need to
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Re: Sealing Inside a Hoosier Cabinet

Postby GaryFera » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:37 pm

Thank you, Bob.


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