I have a piece of cherry furniture that I am (re)working due to finish
Original finish was 3 coats full strength pure tung oil (lee valley). On
the top I added a coat of furniture wax.
I thought I gave the tun oil plenty of time to cure in the process (about 2
weeks), but evidently not. The oil and the wax reacted and the surface
became very rough and blotchy -- even places where I did not use the wax
became rough as well.
I am in the process of trying to remove the old finish and start over. I
have since used the same pure tung oil (this time mixed 50/50 with Mineal
spirits) on other project with great results.
I have tried using pure mineral siprits to cut through the wax and it did
not seem to help. I am currently trying to sand / scrape my way through the
finish. Its getting a bit frustrating as I am loading up sanding pads on
the order 1/sqft of wood with caked on gunk (I assume finish)
I am looking for any thought on what else to try -- if sanding / scraping is
the way to go then so bit it, just want to make sure I am not missing