How can I avoid varnish smell?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by ABH1, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. ABH1

    ABH1 Member

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    When I varnish wood and slingshots, although solid and nice looking results are achieved, they still smell to varnish, even months after!
    Any solution?(without excluding varnish...)
    Thanks for reading...
     
  2. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    I'm very inexperienced with finishes, maybe someone else can help you better if you tell us exactly what you use, and what you are thinning it with.
    I think there is a bit of language problem with the word varnish, so use brand names etc.
     

  3. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    I normally just use it until it goes away it don't bother me yeah your better off trying to ask the "elders"

    J
     
  4. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Try 'curing' it with a UV light bulb. Put it under the light for a few hours each side.

    -Wild Bill
     
  5. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Use water based poly, no smell after it dries and it looks great as well. I use brush on verathane. If using actual varnish, best way to avoid the aroma is not too smell the slingy;).
     
  6. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    I have no experience with poly, but some nice smelling polish sometimes solves the problem:)