oil and water don't mix .. now what?
In a nut shell: I had to refinish a few pieces of furniture in a rush, and between the prep (which included cleaning and rinsing with water) and applying the oil based finish I didn't let the wood dry enough.
The result, as you can guess, was a bunch of messy junk. I scrapped/sanded the mess off, tried to heat up my workshop to get the wood to dry faster... and the next test coat I painted was better but still kind of messy.
I have a few days left to produce something decent, and the finish needs to be dark. I was thinking of just wiping down, letting it dry, and then going over the dry but messy finish with a dark wax. I can scrape it all off next week, but I need something usable a decent looking this weekend.