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Feast Watson
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Stain and varnish vs Prooftint

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Don't use stain and varnish to stain your timber it's for repairs. Instead get the Prooftint and clear varnish separate.

No blotchyness especially for black japan.
Don't be lazy and have some patience.

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Follow instructions - works

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I use it to finish guitars. They have woods ranging from maple to ash to mahogany. I find if you follow drying instructions they work fine. Wipe on poly is no different. It is easy clean up, very economical. You have to wipe it on thin and be patient. It starts going off straight away which is good. Don't keep going over it and don't rework an area that's partly dry. The quick flash off means less dust and debris settles and it doesn't show fingerprints and incidental touches.

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Jared

Jared

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Stain and varnish - rubbish

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Extremely difficult to get a good finish from this product. Bubbles easily, goes tacky very quickly, but takes 12 hours before recoat so takes forever to complete a project. Never again..

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Andrew

AndrewSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 4 reviews
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Decent epoxy resin

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Been using this for a number of years with no real issues.
Finish is a little 'softer' then other brands and can scratch easily, but generally comes up really nice.
Curing time can vary massively with weather, some pours i've done have taken 24 hours, others have taken 7 days to harden. So do when warm, and be sure to mix thoroughly, and when you think its mixed, mix some more.
The 5:3 ratio is a pain, and most epoxy measuring cups won't have this ratio.
All in all, happy with how it turns out, but will use other brands for higher quality jobs or larger pours.

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Jeff7

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Sanding Sealer - excellent

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Gives a perfect surface. Reduces contrast with pine. It’s not just dilute clear coat, there are solids in it so mix it PROPERLY every time you open the can. Can be a bit thick in cold weather. Turps based.

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Bill v

Bill vIllawarra, NSW

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Too soft a finish marks very easily

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Half way through coating a cedar deck which I spent many hours on preparing.
Thought I’d bought a good product spar varnish . Third and fourth coats on parts of the deck .24hours and light sand between coats . It’s been four days since the last coat. Lovely weather for drying.
The stuff is too soft , you can scratch it with lightly using you finger nail. It marks easily have to redcoat with something else. Lots of time and dollars wasted

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Dave G.

Dave G.South East Queensland, QLD

Terrible

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What a horrible product
I best describe applying FW Stain nVarnish like using a two tone paint
I applied with a brush and a sponge,with below average results
Bubbly even after only stirring,leaves thick patches of stain next too thin glossy parts "in 1 brushstroke"
Sticky takes forever too dry
Has really made a mess of my dining room table which I spent hrs preping,$60 a litre as well
NEVER again Feastwatson,binning product and back too a few hrs prep again sanding all off.

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Store LocationBunnings Burleigh
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Goat

Goat

  • 2 reviews

Garbage

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Tried using this for the first time when finishing a piece of furniture. Does not wipe nicely and tends to be very sticky but also very runny which leads to an ugly finish unless extreme care is used, which just leads to a mediocre finish instead.

Stripped the piece and tried again with spray varnish method this time, again a disaster - despite instructions on the can claiming that the stain can be mixed with varnish, this does not work correctly as the stain seems to isolate itself from the varnish leaving tiny black 'globules' of stain in addition to the main pigmentation.

Would not recommend ever using prooftint especially as there are far more reliable stains from Cabbots available for less than half the price!

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356nutGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 12 reviews
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Good but bad Pooftint

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Frank M

Frank MGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 3 reviews
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Faulty product an they won't admit

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Feast Watson 10L Taman Merbau Decking Stain have never had an Issue in the past. This year I bought a new tin did the prep as per other years an this time the product will not dry, it is tacky, Rang Feast & Watson and was told to apply Mineral Turps to a cloth so it will dry ..... That tells me the Product is FAULTY .. Why not admit to the Faulty product.. NEVER ever going to use this product again.
I even tried a sample on Raw timber an the results were the same did not dry remained tacky eventually it dried nearly 2 weeks later.

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Shocking

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4 times and a fortune later and still cant get a good finish after following instructions perfectly!!! This product is definitely not worth the hassle!!!

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Sque

SqueLismore

Dishonest product

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Three times I have tried using it . First time a year ago on a bench, next two times in a kitchen. I tried using the recommended sealer on two of these uses. Once direct onto timber. Each time the results were the same a very uneven and pitted finish. Regardless of using a torch. This product is not fit for purpose and expensive. I see other have wtitten articles of praise. Maybe its possible some of the product is contaminated. My experience , steer well clear, and buy a two pack fibreglass clearcoat instead. More reliable

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squibcakesQLD, 4154

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Amazingly simple to use - really nice finish

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We bought this product to finish a soft piece of cedar mounted on knee wall in the entrance to office.

The instructions were easy to follow - seal timber with clear varnish, then clean properly with metho to remove finger prints etc. Mix both bottles and stir well for few minutes.

Applied to timber and used blow torch to remove bubbles.

The resin set hard overnight and finish is just like glass - so smooth and clear. Perhaps some very minor ripples in finish if you look across the surface at low angle. It doesn't add any colour tint to the final finish either.

Very happy with the finish - so I don't know why so many people have issue with their finish.

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Follow the instructions

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I used Glass Finish on some small wood slices to make two trophies. Absolutely thrilled with the result - came out as good as I hoped it would. All I can say is follow instructions carefully and measure accurately. I sealed my surface prior to application with Proof Coat and then placed the emblem/decoration in place on the wood then applied glass finish.
Professional finish first time.
What more can I say?

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Kmj.customs.

Kmj.customs.Newcastle

Absolutely superb product

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Box

BoxPerth

  • 2 reviews
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Absolute Garbage

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Bought this to finish a lighter but nicely figured piece of wood. Spent ages preparing wood before applying this. Used high quality brush. This stuff goes on like tar, uneven finish and colour. A complete waste of my time and effort. Avoid this garbage at all costs. I'd give it no stars if I could

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Awful purple-pink tinge in walnut wood stain

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Awful, horrible, waste of money. Patch tested and seemed okay so used on a larger part of my project. Turned the cabinet a horrible puce (think browny- purple-pink) colour. Tried to remove with metho most of the brown came away, left the cabinet pinky coloured. Have to sand off and retain with something else. I hope what ever I buy next can cover it up.

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Glass Finish - Epoxy is an ok product if you prepare properly

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It's always easy to blame the product. I do a lot of woodcraft including redgum natural edge desks, coffee tables and other various items. I have used this product many times and have had no issues. I live in Ballarat - Victoria where the temperature can be all over the place - hot, cold and that's usually a factor when setting up to apply epoxy. I have never has issues with this product - as my preparation and application were done correctly. Jack from Ballarat.
Looks good when applied correctly
Doesn't come in larger volumes.

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Very dissapointing

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Was advised by 2 different bunnings stores to use this product to apply onto travertine table,was skeptical but trusted them , applied to perfectly clean and sanded italian travetine dining table .I stood around with small blowtorch to [suffocate ] the ridiculous amont of bubbles forming on the surface ,needless to say was not succesfull ! will have to strip and redo with something else , do not waste your money on this [censored word removed]!!! I have used many 2 part epoxy and urethane finishes in the past with success ,this stuff is no good

Constantly bubbling ,would not tack off for ages ,then all of a sudden just skinned of will all these huge bubbles in it

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bonbon1977

bonbon1977Perth, WA

Dont buy Feast Watson Glass Finish Varnish

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Peter S.

Peter S.asked

Can I paint over a cork tile floor after it’s sanded. It’s currently an orange colour. I’d like a limed or lighter beachy finish for my holiday home.
Peter Spillane Berry NSW

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Steve Ehrke

Steve Ehrkeasked

I have a table with clear finish on it can I apply over it or do I need to strip back first

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Andrew

Andrew asked

I need to know if I can use a clear lacquer over the top of feast Watson hard wax to get a really good glossy hard finish stupid question but I need to know if I can do that cheers Andrew

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