I applied polyurethane to my red oak baseboards two days ago. I am
going this work in our garage and it has been raining for two straight
days. I was going to sand the baseboards to prepare them for the
second coat but they still feel tacky. Is this how they are supposed
to feel after the first coat of polyurethane?
Wait until the surface is no longer sticky/tachy. The surface should feel
smooth and non tacky.
Typically the instructions indicate the humidity and temp range to use the
product in. Sounds like the rain is the problem. Under ideal conditions
you can sometimes recoat in as little as 4 hours. In cold or humid
conditions the wait period can be several days or until the weather dries
out and or warms up.
On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 07:45:15 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Is the coating still tacky or is there enough condensation on it to just
make it feel that way? If it's tacky then somthing is
wrong--polyurethane (at least single-part oilborne polyurethane) requires
moisture to cure so high humidity shouldn't cause it problems.
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