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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hi everyone! I've made a 6-ft pine table, and have run into a small issue. I sanded it down, applied stain, and let it dry for 24hrs. Then, I applied 2 layers of wipe-on poly, waited 24 more hours, sanded with 220, and applied another layer. 48 hours later, and the knots on the boards are still...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hello. This is my first post on this forum. I like to dabble a little in wood projects, I've only done a few in my 33 years, mainly helping my dad as a kid and teen. Anyway, I got a free 1960's credenza for my home office. It had old stain that I sanded off to just smooth wood. I don't know...
  3. Wood Finishing
    I recently sanded my hardwood oak floors down to bare wood. I applied a first coat of minwax oil based stain, wiping it up with rags after letting it sit for 5 minutes, and let it dry over night. Everything looked great. Applied a second coat in the same fashion the next day, wiping it up as...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I painted a wood surface using acrylic-latex paint (after priming it) and I gave it a good 6 weeks to cure. I was about to apply polycrylic (I need a hard, no-stick surface) but I noted a few spots that needed a touch up after a light sanding. I took a cotton swab and gently applied new...
  5. Wood Finishing
    I'm a novice with this stuff so I don't know what I did wrong, if anything. I am painting a cabinet. I took unfinished birch, primed it with two coats, painted with 2 coats of black acrylic-latex paint, waited 5 weeks to be sure it cured, and then lightly sanded and added about 4 thin coats of...
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