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I have an early 80's oak vanity in the master bath. I think the sides and bottom of the drawers are some kind of particle board. Little pieces of wood pieces/dust are constantly present. I want to seal the drawers so they don't 'shed'. What is the best product to use for this? Thank you to anyone with an answer!

Mary

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Polyurethane is the modern standby product. Water-based is easier to work with, but oil-based is more durable.

One coat, steel wool, another coat or two. Keep 'em light to minimize runs.

  • +1 But no steel wool with water-based products. (and there are arguments as to whether water-based is less durable). – bib Apr 13 '16 at 21:27
  • I've never had issues using steel wool with water-based urethane. I suppose a critical step is dust removal. – isherwood Apr 13 '16 at 21:29
  • Exactly. And I have missed a few splinters and paid for it with stains. – bib Apr 13 '16 at 22:31

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