Follow instructions - works
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.
Decent epoxy resin
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.
- Verified customer
Sanding Sealer - excellent
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.
Too soft a finish marks very easily
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
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.
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!
Good but bad Pooftint
The product itself is good but it's what it's contained in and the appalling customer service is what concerns me the most. I'd purchased Feast Watson black Prooftint traditional stain product on numerous occasions having the same problem each time. If you don't consume the total contents all at once you will have problems. The 1 litre tins that it comes in deteriorates rapidly to the point where the remaining contents leaks out onto whatever or wherever you have stored. In my case - shelving and garage floors. The first time it happened I tho...ught it was an isolated case but after it happened twice more alarms sounded. I contacted the seller - Bunnings - who referred me back to the manufacturer Feast Watson , contacting them via their website on two separate occasions advising them of my concerns without any response from them what so ever. There is a clear problem with these containers, that cause extensive property damage that Feast Watson don't seem to care about. My suggestion would be to use another reputable brand or if you absolutely have to purchase this product then remove the contents from the tin can and store it in a glass container
Faulty product an they won't admit
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.
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
Amazingly simple to use - really nice finish
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.
Follow the instructions
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?
Absolutely superb product
Brilliant product and I use it every day .
Two parts poured together completely and stirred slowly for 2-3 minutes till clear not yellow.
Then pour onto surface and spread with stick provided or a spreader ( a paint stirrer works well )
Then blue plumbers blow torch gently waved across the top as the glass reacts to the timber and forms pockets of air that need to be released as it's hardens .
Twenty minutes later I'm left with a beautiful surface and in twelve hours it's gorgeous and 24 hours touch to use .
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
Awful purple-pink tinge in walnut wood stain
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.
Glass Finish - Epoxy is an ok product if you prepare properly
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.
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
Dont buy Feast Watson Glass Finish Varnish
Three weeks ago my husband & I installed new wood bench tops in our kitchen ($450). We used Feast Watson 'Glass Finish' product ($180). The instructions said to allow 3 days to dry hard, however after 7 days 20% of the bench top was still sticky. We called the company for advise on how to fix the 'sticky' sections. The staff suggested that we wait longer or apply more product if it is uneven. We bought more product ($180) and applied this to the bench tops. We waited another week and were horrified to discover it was worse! Now 50% on the bench...top is 'tacky'. We had arranged for a tenent to move into this rental property in a weeks time & as we could not wait any longer for this product to set, we were forced to buy more new bench tops ($450) & take time off work to rip out the tacky bench tops to install more new bench tops. The Feast Watson advise that weather conditions must consistantly be between 10-30 degrees. This may seem ok at first, but consider...this rules out using the product in Winter & Summer. Even in Spring & Autumn, evening temps often drop below 10 degrees & day time temps above 30 degrees. The company says that humid conditions are also not suitable, so this rules out a large chunk of the country. Why produce a product which is so limited in it's use??? Don't buy this product as it won't set to a hard varnish as promised by the maker.
Questions & Answers
I have a piece of timber... it has a hole in it that I am hoping will fill up when i use the glass finish. any hints on that would be helpful, (I have sealed the bottom so that it forms a well etc) I wanted the wood to be a tad darker. What kind of sealing stuff (product) do i use before the Glass finish ? and can that be coloured slightly ?
finally, is this a once of pour of the Glass Finish or do I have to do it a few times ?
I generally clean out holes then seal with FW proofseal. If if you want it darker you can add a few drops of the FW Spirit based stains to the part A of the resin before mixing. Fill the hole First, let set then sand back to the surface before applying the glass coat over everything.
An oil based polyurethane will darken it slightly but you will have to make sure it is really hard before you do the resin pour. There are tinted versions if you want it darker. I sealed my tabletop with poly first. Tips - Resin finds the tiniest hole in the bottom of your seal so double check it. The glass finish will run off the edge so sit your wood on blocks so it doesn’t stick to your workbench. Pour it in one go so there are no extra layers. Use a little gas torch or your wife’s kitchen creme brûlée torch to lightly flame the glass finish after a few minutes - it gets rid of the tiny bubbles that form. Do it twice (carefully). Clean the wife’s torch with acetone before she finds out. This will be messier than you expect, be organised and have rags and paper towels ready.
Can I put Feast Watson Glass finish over FW French Polish? Really want a high gloss on dining table.
Yes if it is a genuine french polish that uses only shellac. Shellac is used as a traditional wood sealer that will work under anything. If it is some modern fake French polish that is solvent based there is a chance the epoxy won’t stick to it. Some risk here, I’d probably try to do a test but that Glass Finish is expensive to experiment with.
Hi I have stained my pine bar top with one of your stainers and it has come out well. I would like to put your epoxy resin mix on top, but I want to make sure first that the stainer will not leech into the resin. Could you confirm please if this is the way to go? Cheers
Completely different solvents and technology so it should be fine. But I have to say that applying epoxy as a top coat isn’t easy. It doesn’t brush well and it doesn’t go perfectly clear unless you buy a specific pouring / casting epoxy which mainstream hardware stores don’t sell. I’d use polyurethane. Much easier and just as hard if you buy a proper flooring-grade poly which resists scratching better.
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