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Waterlox Finishing

by Rightousdan
posted 09-10-2016 03:25 PM

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#1 posted 09-10-2016 04:33 PM

Im thinking, its a little too much finish a little too fast, I think If it were me I would just let it cure down for a few more days, if it still feels oily, do a quick wipe down with some naphtha, but let it dry well first.

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#2 posted 09-12-2016 07:51 PM

Waterlox takes a long time to cure. I would let it stand in a low humidity room for 7 days before deciding what to do next.

I did apply 4 heavy coats of Waterlox on my guest room floor. I did the first two coats on one weekend and the second two coats the following weekend. And that worked fine. I did not move furniture back in for 7 days and everything cured up nicely. But I doubt that the Waterlox was fully cured after the 7 days, though I’ve read that most finished cure to near full hardness in 200 hours.

I have a cup holder I made some 20 years ago and finished with oil based Minwax glossy. And that finish is harder than any week old finish I’ve ever applied. I think that the curing goes on forever but probably in a non-linear fashion. So most of the curing is done in the first 48 or 72 hours and then a smaller and smaller amount of curing goes on as time passes.

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#3 posted 09-12-2016 09:10 PM

Dan, I used Waterlox on a recent project and asked Waterlox customer service a couple questions. I received a response from Conor Hawkins early the next business day. He is the company president, IIRC, and the fourth generation family member to run the business. Ask him and share the response here. HTH

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