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#1 posted 11-09-2012 05:48 AM

I believe both cans are exactly the same. They are different lots, but I wouldn’t think that would matter. I guess it’s a possibility that they have a bad lot of poly, but unlikely. Far more likely is something I did. Here are the two cans. The one on the left was used this morning with no problems, the one on the right created the issues.

I don’t think it is pertinent, but I am using 3 coats of sanding sealer and 2 coats of poly. The sanding sealer is water-based, but it’s acceptable to use oil poly over it. I’m doing this to attempt to keep the doors from getting too shinny (vs with 5 layers of poly). I’ve done all of my basement doors like this so far with out any issues, so I don’t think it has anything to do with this. Also, this was my 5th and final coat, so I already had one coat of poly successfully on (on my last set of doors too…uhg!). Just for fun, here is the sanding sealer:

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