After I applied one coat of natural Watco, my project looked *exactly*
wanted it to: the grain had popped nicely and there was a low sheen to
surface. Then I took the advice of some of the finishing books and wet
sanded the second coat with 600 grit. Now the sheen is completely
gone. Is this because the surface of the first coat got scuffed or
the sanding dust is mixed in with the second coat and obscuring the
Or both? I need to know whether to rub out what's there or sand it
Anybody know about this problem?
Wet sanded it with *what*? More watco, I hope. Did you wipe it off
well afrer sanding? If not, do it again. Or - as others said - use
0000 steel wool and wax.
Another possibility - you didn't wipe off enough originally leaving a
surface film which appeared shinier after drying than the finish should
be. Your wet sanding removed that surface film and it now appears as it
normally should be. I kinda suspect that is it and the wax with/without
steel wool will fix it. You only need the steel wool if the surface
feels less than baby butt smooth.
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