|Forum topic by Saucerito||posted 03-04-2016 04:35 PM||407 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-04-2016 04:35 PM
I’m back with my 4th topic regarding the red oak trestle table I’m building. I received a great amount of help on this site and hope this will be my last question for this project.
Last Sunday I stained the tabletop the exact color I was going for. I wiped off all the excess (or so I thought), waited 24 hours and applied two coats of wipe-on poly. This poly ended up making streaks and swirls in the stain. This could have been due to stain left on top, stain bleeding in the oak, or maybe the MS in the wipe-on poly picking up any undried stain. Anyways, now I have to take off all the coating and try again.
I plan on staining the same way, but making sure I continue wiping off any potential bleed spots. Then I will use aerosol zinsser clear dewaxed shellac after letting the stain sit for 48 hours. I’m hoping this will prevent any stain left on top from getting pushed around. Then I will coat with the poly.
Does anyone see anything wrong with this approach? Also, what is the best way to get rid of the poly that is on there right now? Should I sand until I get to bare wood or do I need to use some sort of chemical stripper? I’ve already sanded most of it off but don’t want any poly in the pores to prevent the wood from taking stain.