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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
The Rockaway Times
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By Artie Wallace
I mention in a lot of my ar-
ticles about applying a clear
coat. This week I’m going to ex-
plain a little more about clear
coats.
In most cases I recommend
MinWax products. The reason
I recommend them is that it’s
very easy to work with. It may
not give you a professional fin-
ish, but it will look good when
it’s done, and if you follow the
instructions on the can, it’s al-
most foolproof.
There are too many other
ways to clear coat things to list
in this article, so I will list a few
of the main ones.
Shellac:
Can be layered for
thicker coats. But if not applied
right can leave brush marks, also
shellac is prone to getmarks from
hot items like hot coffee cups, hot
bowls, etc. Shellachas a tendency
to have an amber tint to it when it
dries, so it’s not totally clear.
Polyurethane:
This leavesmore
of a thin plastic coat on your
item. It comes in finishes from
Satin to Glossy. Water based Pol-
yurethane dries fast and remains
clear when dry, the finish won’t
hold up well with heat (like with
shellac). The oil-based polyure-
thane takes much longer to dry
and adds a slight amber color,
but holds up better to heat.
Varnish:
Varnish is normally
used mostly for top coating, and
is much more durable than shel-
lac or polyurethane. Varnish also
provides some protection from
ultraviolet light. Varnish is fairly
easy to apply, and will dry pretty
clear. But it’s not for all uses.
Lacquer:
Lacquer will give
you a deep gloss finish and is
very resistant to damage. The
drawback is that over time
lacquer can begin to discolor.
Though you’ll see lacquer in
stores that say you can apply
them with a brush, lacquer is
really supposed to be applied
with a low pressure sprayer,
which requires more ventila-
tion as well as equipment for a
proper coat.
As I said above, these are only
a few of the clear coats availa-
ble. There are many more, but
these are the most common for
the general DIYer.
If there is a project you would
like to see in The DIYer, email
me at rocktimesdiy@gmail.
com
Clear Coats
Thursday, September 22,
3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
COMMUNITY HEALTH ACTION
PLAN
RISE CENTER
58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Provide feedback on how to improve
health and wellness in Far Rock and
Edgemere. Register rwalliance.org/
rwa/events
Thursday, September 22,
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
NEW YORK ARBOR FALL SHOW
OPENING
114-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd
See the fall-inspired work of 11
artists through November 17.
Thursday, September 22,
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 25,
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, September 26,
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
THRIFT SALE
Bayswater Jewish Center
2355HealyAvenue
Linens,householditems,clothing, andmore.
Friday, September 23,
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
INDACULTURE AT CARACAS
Beach 106 Concession
Friday, September 23,
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
THE FORMS PERFORM
Beach 97 Concession
Friday, September 23,
7 p.m.
DANCING THROUGH THE
DECADES
All Seasons Retreat
181 Beach 116th Street
Paddy & Linda lead dancing through
the 50s, 60s, 70s.
September 23, 24, 8 p.m.
September 25, 2 p.m.
WAIT UNTIL DARK
Post Theatre Fort Tilden
See the RTC’s latest show. See
rockawaytheatrecompany.org or call
718-374-6400 for tickets.
Saturday, September 24,
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
GREAT IRISH FAIR IN CONEY
ISLAND
3052 W 21st ST, Brooklyn
Irish bands, food, vendors, fun. $20.
Saturday, September 24,
12 p.m.
NYFAC BIKE SHOW FEATURING
WALKER & THE BROTHERHOOD
VFW Post 260
713 Shad Creek Road
Support NYFAC. Tunes by Walker &
The Brotherhood of the Grape, food,
drinks.
Saturday, September 24,
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
KOALA ZONE BEACH
Beach 97 Concession
Celebrate the end of summer with
iDeath, Axis Mundi DJs, Brother
Michael and friends.
Saturday, September 24,
3 p.m.
BHANTE SUDDHASO MEDITATION
Yoga on the Rocks
90-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd
30 minute meditation and dhamma
talks. Free but donations welcome.
Wednesday, September 28,
7:30 p.m.
101 & 101 PCT JOINT MEETING
Macedonia Baptist Church
330 Beach 67th Street
Discuss community safety issues
with local precincts.
Thursday, September 29,
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
ROCKAWAY WISH GENERAL
MEETING
Belle Harbor Yacht Club
533 Beach 126th Street
Hear about this group of amazing
women and how to join.
Tuesday, September 27,
October 4, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
6 HOUR DEFENSIVE DRIVING
COURSE
St. Camillus Springman Hall
185 Beach 99th Street
Attend both nights and receive 10%
discount on auto insurance for 3
years plus 4 point reduction. $45.
Call Helen 917-553-2409 to reserve.
Tuesdays, October
4-November 8,
7:30 p.m.
BEREAVEMENT WORKSHOP
St. Francis de Sales
129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Working Our Way Through Grief.
6 week program on the Journey
from Grief to Healing for People
Coping with the Loss of a Loved One.
Limited registration. To register call
Diane 718-474-8041.
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
7:30 p.m.
AL-ANON
First Congregational Church
320 Beach 94th Street
By Appointment
FREE TELEHEALTH
CONSULATION
Health & Harmony Wellness Center
Integrative and holistic healthcare
provides common sense
solutions for you and your
family. Schedule free telehealth
consultation with
Dr. Nancy Gahles,
email askdrnancy@aol.com