I just built my first single-headed drum and realized I never considered the interior. Should I be coating the inside of the shell with anything? It’s already wrapped so I was thinking of something wipe on or brush on.
Sorry, I should've clarified in my original post. It's a brand new maple shell with nothing on the inside as of now. I purchased it from Precision so I don't know what the brand is.What type of wood? Brand? Any finish inside it now? I like a few light coats of hand applied poly inside to protect it, or depnding on brand, white or gray/silver paint to be period correct. On edges, I've used poly lightly or beeswax (or a candle!).
I like that stuff. I'm using the water-borne polycrilic right now on a table top I'm finishing and I have to say, it can be tricky to use. Bubbles and streaks some times.I've used Minwax Polycrilic, in a satin sheen, to seal and protect many of my custom drums with Keller shells. The interiors look great!
We have some of this in the garage left over from redoing our handrails. My only concern is the semi-gloss finish. It's only a 6"x3" shell, so I'm weighing the semi-gloss over buying another can of poly that will just sit in my garage.Danish oil or poly would be my first choices.