WSF - heat resistant finish/sealing against dust

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by bettinanissen, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. bettinanissen
    bettinanissen New Member
    I have just received a new prototype in WSF for a lampshade that i am quite excited about. It is a fairly big object and i assume the WSF will discolour quite easily when it starts collecting dust.

    Does anyone have experience with sealing WSF against dust without it necessarily turning into a glossy object? i like the matt finish the WSF has and would like to keep it in a similar way.

    Also, this finish would need to be fairly heat resistant and not discolour or crack when the lampshade is heating up from the lightbulb.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.
  2. clsn
    clsn Well-Known Member
    I have used *matte* spray-on clear acrylic lacquer and and "Future" (or "Klear"... it's that clear acrylic floor-wax thing). Both are practically undetectable to me (the spray-paint one is a little more noticeable). The look of the WSF is pretty much unchanged.

    On the other hand, I don't actually know if either of these treatments actually accomplishes much; I haven't had things in enough use for enough time to tell how dirty they'll get and how much treating them helps.