Testing Oil Based Minwax Polyurethane on Polymer Clay

Video #535: My four month test results show that this varnish product is compatible with Premo polymer clay (so far)… More Info: http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/?p=18678 Polymer Clay…

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    24 Responses to “Testing Oil Based Minwax Polyurethane on Polymer Clay”

    • PolymerClayTutor:
    • Buttered Lumps:

      How to avoid moonies as a future topic.

    • sherry bear:

      Another awesome video! ~ BTW, I went to Joann’s (fabrics & crafts) here in
      Anchorage this weekend & I couldn’t believe they had the Soufflé Sculpey
      that you showed on here a few days ago! Plus, all Sculpey, Primo & Fimo
      was half price. WoOooohOooo! ✰✰✰ P.S… to any Polymer Clay
      Companies, Manufacturers, etc. who may drop by: Thank you for sending
      Cindy samples because after she shows them to us, we REALLY do try to find
      them!! ((( Yayyyyy!!))) :0) ♥♡♥♡♥

    • Elise Norman:

      Awesome video
      You’re always my go to polymer clay expert

    • LovelyKrafts:

      Have you tried the Varathane Polyurethane. If you have how do you think the
      2 products compare?

    • Linda Jo:

      Thank you for another great video. Would Turpenoid (an odorless
      alternative) be a better and safer brush cleaner? I use Turpenoid to clean
      my brushes when I do an oil painting. Paint thinners are not the best to
      use in doors. What are your thoughts? 

    • BlackCat2:

      That is very interesting. I think they actually have that one in a small
      size at my local stores. I would love to try the Varathane but they only
      sell that in gallon cans for over $40 in my local stores and I just can’t
      see buying it. I know I could buy online but I would rather pick up locally
      for that.

      – Heidi

    • Jo Hudson:

      Can you use any Polyurethane and can you brush it on? Love your videos they
      have helped me alot.

    • Karen Tran:

      I thought oil base glaze will degrade your clay piece? Like it’ll eat it

    • PichiMagic:

      Y try the clear gloss and I don’t know why but my pieces turn yellow :( I
      was so mad because I glaze a loooot pieces and all turn yellow :( 

    • Hapa Chick Creative:

      I haven’t tried this one out but will now – thank you for the helpful
      videos. Have you heard/tried PC Wood Petrifier? I saw someone on YouTube
      using it to glaze their paper beads and it dries to a hard finish. I’m not
      sure how it would react with polymer clay, though. I suppose if you’d tried
      it, there’d be a video on here about it 😀 Just thought I’d check! thanks,

    • Amber Holway:

      I have been wanting to try that but I live out in the middle of nowhere.
      I’ve tried looking everywhere but as I write this, I realize we have a True
      Value and they may have some there. I’m going to try it and let you know so
      excited, can’t wait!!!!!!! :)

    • Stephanie Rott:

      I have used this and like it on most things. It will get yellow with time
      so I do not use it on things it will show on :-) thanks for sharing!

    • joannesminis:

      Another great review/test. I am surprised that it worked/ was compatible
      but so glad you tried it. I have used this stuff for wood projects and like
      it for that. I do find it is very durable. I just would never have thought
      to try it on polymer clay. Thanks!

    • Maria Soto:

      good review, I always wondered if this was a good product to use. do you
      have any videos showing the wet and dry sanding technique?

    • Kimberly Castner:

      Great information as always. You should also try Minwax Polycrylic, I have
      used it and it brushes on well dries fast and is water clean up. I have
      several things that are about 6 months old and no yellowing. Keep the
      information coming and thank you.

    • Kaykay brown:

      I was just wondering this the other day thanks for this video :) helps a
      lot thanks :)

    • leena khan:

      cool review but can you also tell us if it is safe to use around
      children or any precautions . 

    • Miz Jinxi:

      I just bought this same product only it’s in a new water-based oil free
      solvent free formula. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m hoping it works well
      as it only needs warm water to clean brushes and sponges. It’s also super
      low odor and non-flammable, there’s no flash-point, which I really like. I
      hope my finished projects look as beautifully polished as your pieces do.
      I’d love to have an econmical main “go-to” product that stays nice over
      the long haul in time and wearabilty.

    • Melody Daet:

      Hi cindy, i want to know if acrylic emulsion water based is safe to use on
      polymer clays?like it will not degrade it or something. Thank you.pls
      respond :)

    • Michelle1788:

      Does the water based type work as well as this one? 

    • Deborah Tawadros:

      I was wondering if you can combine stamping(using ink like the Distress
      Inks) and polymer clay? If so, can you do a tutorial showing how? Thank

    • The Craft Cuckoo:

      I just love your tests. The perfect balance of science and polymer clay….my
      favourite topics!

    • Leena L:

      If I use the waterbased polyurethane, the one that is milky white but dries
      clear, and it starts to get thick, can I then mix water with it to make it
      thin again, or will that be a bad idea if I use it on polymer clay?

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