I've got three coats of Waterlox on the oak rails and stiles of my panel
doors. Between the second and third I sanded a little. After the third I
used the Rec.Woodworking Patented Brown Paper Massage. Nice! So I'm done
But the panels themselves (birch ply) were more absorbent I guess. It
took 5 coats before the finish looked even to me, but now it's a tad
glossier than I would prefer. Suggestions?
I'd use fine steel wool (like Liberon) with wax. But it might be hard
to match the sheen of the rails and stiles, you probably will find it
easiest to do the entire door.
But you probably want to do this after a full cure of the finish.
Waterlox says that can be 30-90 days.
Thanks. How will I know when it is fully cured? In a sense, I guess it
doesn't matter. I could drill and mount the hinges and even install the
doors, then revisit the finish in a couple of months. But if there's a
way to test it, it would be nice to know.
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