While you don't say what kind of wood you were putting it on it is quite
likely that the wiping poly was not drying that fast. What it was doing, at
that viscosity, was being absorbed into the wood.
You are on the right track though. A 1:1 mix makes a good, frequently used,
first sealer coat. However you'll be forever trying to get a build with it
cut that much. Next step is a 15% to 20 % cut and wipe it on. No need to be
anal about the percentages. 20% means thinner coats and a slower build, 15%
a thicker coat and faster build. Try some mixes in that area and use the one
that you like the best.
Figure three to five more coats depending on cut and the depth you want for
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