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#1 posted 01-23-2018 01:57 AM

Definitely a learning experience, and I think the current answer is to continue the effort of slowly building up the layers in aim to get something more uniform to pull through – somewhat following Manitario’s advice as this may just be an exercise in patience. I am just reluctant to throw the time into it if its something that can be mitigated.

I have certainly been cognizant of dry times and allowed for 24-48 hours plus between coats. However, I have still had my sandpaper clog after several of the coats (like the finish is still wet) despite living in Southern California where the temperatures rarely drop below 65 and humidity is almost always low…. so another point against this finish in my books.

I will definitely be using a General Finishes sealer in my next projects as it seems like most of what I have read has been exceptionally positive. Additionally, some prep work to better seal the wood before starting down the finishing route is a good point as well.

However, with the current project I am reluctant to pull off what is there to start over and then potentially walk into a situation where the two finishes don’t play nice with one another (assuming I am unable to get a complete removal).

I guess we will see…

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