|Forum topic by SimonSKL||posted 09-16-2009 04:20 AM||8977 views||1 time favorited||4 replies|
09-16-2009 04:20 AM
I posted a project of a storage bench made of Douglas Fir a couple weeks ago. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/20893. Since it is an outdoor furniture so I decided to use an exterior stain with UV protection on it. This particular stain is acrylic oil formula made by Pittsburgh Paints but cleaned up with warm soapy water! According to the label, it is supposed to dry after 24 hours. I used a HVLP sprayer to apply the stain. After 24 hours it was still tacky so I waited 2 more days and it was still tacky at some spots! I went ahead and sprayed 2 more coats with 2-3 days in between each coat. Now after almost a week of applying the final coat, the surface at some spots is still sticky to the touch and definitely not dry. Temperature and humidity were within normal ranges recommended during the time that I applied the stain and I did not spray heavy with each coat.
Did anyone have any experience with staining Douglas Fir? What should I do to remedy this besides completely strip the stain off and start over again with another formulation? If I have to come to that, what type of exterior stain should I use on this wood. Is there any sealant that I can spray over the old stain? Thanks for your help!
Here is a picture of the stained storage bench.
-- Simon, Danville, IL