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Posted on Removing dust nibs between coats without scratches Waterlox

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TheWoodenOyster

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#1 posted 03-08-2015 04:57 AM

I didn’t understand how to use waterlox for a long time. Until about a month ago to be exact. The directions from the manufacturer are unclear and stupid. So here is what you should do:

Wipe it on nice and wet, let it sit for ten minutes or so, and then DRY IT OFF!!!!

ALL THE WAY OFF!!! not damp, not barely damp. DRY IT TIL YOUR RAG HAS NO FINISH ON IT WHATSOEVER!!!

I realize that the caps are sort of annoying, but I wish someone had told me this years ago. Waterlox is not a good finish to leave on wet and let dry because of your exact problem. It is an oil/varnish blend and is not at its best when left on wet. It should be wiped dry like any other oil would be. I’ve been there. It amazes me that this is not clear in the instructions. That will eliminate your nibs and scratch marks. It won’t be a thick finish, but that’s not what waterlox is for anyway.

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