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Posted on I'm ruining my finish by wrapping too quickly

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 07:33 PM

The longer the better :) You might try wrapping the piece in parchment paper first… I haven’t yet found anything that sticks to that stuff.

Also, most finishes have a ‘window’ for recoating, and if you miss it, you have to wait a specified time before putting on another coat. I usually take that as the minimum time required for a full cure, and it varies from finish to finish. According to the literature for Polycrylic, it says to recoat within 1-1/2 hours, otherwise you need to wait 72 hours before applying another coat. To me, that means that it takes at least 72 hours for a full cure – longer would be even better.


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