Hyphen, i just did my 1894 i read this somewhere and it sounded easy so i tried it. Now my stock was in good shape, so i took 4-0 wool lightly rubbed with the grain then took alcohol wiped let dry about 1hr. i bought minwax wipe on poly. i first tried to apply with rag but too much lint, so i just applied with my fingers very little in checkering. let dry for 6hrs then touched where i needed let dry for 24 hrs. then without sanding put another lite coat let dry 24hrs came out beautiful.i am of the minority i like a shiny finish, but you can get satin if you like. It looks and feels great. I don't know how it will hold up my luck first time i get out in weather it'll all peel off. Good luck OMT"I plan on re-finishing a stock this winter. I would normally use about 12 coats of Tru-Oil, but I thought I would try something different this time. I would prefer a matt or semi-gloss finish. Has anybody used a spay that was available at Home Depot or Lowes? Doing a really nice job with Tru-Oil can take almost 3 weeks. I was hoping to cut that time down to a week after the sanding was complete.
Thanks for the help.