(Closed) Finish for wood guest book sign

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Oooh, this is a great idea for a guest book!  I’ve done some work with staining wood and whatnot before… but I don’t know enough about how oil-based paint will react with time and/or finish.  What sort of finish are you using?  Polyurethane?

My hunch, though, is that anything that is not exposed to the elements or abrasives should hold up just fine without any sort of finish.  If that hunch is right, I’d hold off on finishing it just yet to make sure that people have no problem signing it.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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greatlakeslove:  I haven’t done this specifically, but I’ve done some woodworking. I’d definitely test a piece of wood to see if the lettering will smudge. If you poly it or wax it now, you will likely be able to see some sheen over the lettering. You’d just have to decide if that bothers you or not. And did you handletter that? I love it!

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