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I am having a problem with Enrich Poly curing. I have done the box in that and all of it has dried except one side. It has been three days. I brought it upstairs hoping the warmer enviroment would help. Thoughts on how to accelerate
 

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If it was the dead of winter I wouldn't think much about three days and still wet. Something has to be wrong for it to be taking that long. Is it new wood or a refinish? Was there anything put on the box prior to using the polyurethane? I assume it's the oil based poly. Putting a fan on it will help and perhaps it will dry but if there is something wrong the finish may peal off after it dries.
 

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I am having a problem with Enrich Poly curing. I have done the box in that and all of it has dried except one side. It has been three days. I brought it upstairs hoping the warmer enviroment would help. Thoughts on how to accelerate
What was the ambient temperature where the finish was applied? I would just
put it in a warmer environment. Turning a fan on it could stir up some dust.







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here is what I did.

This is only one side of the top of the jewelry case that is at issue. I put BLO on first but waited a full 24 before doing anything. I then brushed on a coat of Enrich waterbased Poly that went on very thick. I was supprised at the the depth of the material. That is what did not dry. the basement is colder than the house but reasonably dry. I have decided to strip the top and start again but this time I am spraying with Deft. I just finished putting that on a Settee and it came out great. I do believe that it was the temperature and thickness that caused the issue. it is now 7 days and my patience is gone. A stripping we will go. Thanks for the input. PS I did the fan thing but to no avail.
 

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Answering two questions I did not thin the BLO on this one and that may be a good point. I did thin it on the one I am about to do so that will be a nice test. Thanks for the reminder.
Stir the water borne. I did stir it before usage. There was settling of a white sediment on the bottom. I was able to get most of it into suspension.
 

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4reel said:
This is only one side of the top of the jewelry case that is at issue. I put BLO on first but waited a full 24 before doing anything. I then brushed on a coat of Enrich waterbased Poly that went on very thick. I was supprised at the the depth of the material. That is what did not dry. the basement is colder than the house but reasonably dry. I have decided to strip the top and start again but this time I am spraying with Deft. I just finished putting that on a Settee and it came out great. I do believe that it was the temperature and thickness that caused the issue. it is now 7 days and my patience is gone. A stripping we will go. Thanks for the input. PS I did the fan thing but to no avail.
Go with the Deft. Yet another reason not to use poly.

Al

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Deft

I went with Deft and is that every nice. It gives a smooth silky feel that I have not had with any other spray. Does anyone know what it is made of?
Mixing of the other product is a posibility but that would mean fewer solids which is not part of the curing process to my knowledge. Regardless when I use it again I will mix the #^%& out of it.
 

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Deft used to be brushing lacquer, God only knows what it is these days with all the VOC restrictions. Careful with mixing WB coatings. Stir only or you can create bubbles which don't go away for a LONG time. BLO is an oxidizing type finish, meaning that oxygen in the air causes it to cure, just very slowly. By not thinning it you slowed it down even more and then putting a WB coating over it made it so it can no longer cure. Target Coatings makes a WB shellac that is supposed to be pretty good. I would suggest using that instead of the BLO when using water based products. I think it is better to stay in the same chemical family if at all possible.
 
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