Same panel doors, same novice "craftsman".
I'll be attempting to finish two panel doors today. I plan to install
two hooks in each door (in the locations where the hinges will
eventually attach) in order to be able to hang them up between coats. I
thought that was a pretty clever idea, but I realize now that it will be
a pain to rub on the finish (Waterlox) with the pieces swinging in midair.
So firstly, if I rub the finish on, is there anything problematic about
hanging the doors vertically? I'm thinking there won't be enough liquid
for it to "run", but my thinking has been wrong before.
Assuming that's OK, how would you finish both sides without waiting for
one side to dry in-between? My current plan is to apply the Waterlox to
the fronts of the doors in the standard way, with them laying on the
bench, then hang up the doors and do the backs while holding onto a
bottom corner. I'll go over that corner last somehow.
That seems awkward though. I'm certain there's a better way (no points
for suggesting a sprayer. I don't have the necessary equipment, and I'm
certain the world is better for it that I don't).
An ancillary question: How much time between coats? I don't expect to
complete the process in one day, but I'd like to get at as much done as