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Mike Stafford
I have been using Qualalacq products for several years. For all practical purposes they are the same as Deft. I started using Qualalacq at the suggestion of someone at the Klingspor store who said it would be a reasonable substitute for Deft. I use both the Qualalacq sanding sealer for a matte finish and the the Qualalacq brushable lacquer for a shiny finish. I have found that both need to be thinned right out of the can so I mix up small amounts using their proprietary thinner, which is probably just denatured alcohol, but seems to work better than the alcohol.

I find that this thinned version is difficult to apply evenly to larger items so it is relegated to the small work which is what I do most of the time. It dries almost as fast as you can put it on. I flood on a coat with a brush and immediately wipe off any that is not absorbed with a paper towel. I frequently apply 3 or more coats in a matter of a few minutes rubbing out with steel wool between coats. Top coated with a little microcrystalline wax and you have a very respectable and reasonably durable finish.

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Suggestions on a classroom finish sought
for food or just handling protection?
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The green blanks are dry enough to finish? *NM*
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Plenty of confusion to me
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I wouldn'd consider a spray finish.....
Mineral Oil and Beeswax
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Beeswax finish
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Just Beeswax
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But David, Deft products are no longer......
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Finishing additives
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There are alternatives...
Qualalacq
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Where do you buy this Qualalacq Mike? *NM*
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