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Forum topic by Boatgirl posted 06-21-2016 10:22 PM 409 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Boatgirl

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06-21-2016 10:22 PM

I’m new here, but you guys sound like you know what your talking about and I need QUICK HELP. I’m at my sons apt and refinishing an old lift coffee table for him. he wanted it painted black and I used Behr Ultra eggshell, let it dry a few days and went to get poly. I went for the Minwax wipeon in satin as they don’t have an eggshell and the wipeon as it’s suppose to dry faster. He had back fusion so I am just in town to help him out and suppose to leave tomorrow, but have to finish this first as he can’t. Anyways 24 hrs later in the air conditioning it is still tacky on the first coat and is quite streaked.. I applied it with a rag, just wiped it on quickly and I thought lightly. I can’t sand when it’s tacky, can I just put another coat on? or should I wipe it down lightly with mineral spirits? HELP, I’m running out of time. Poly is new to me, I usually just paint. Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 06-22-2016 12:45 AM

As for what to do right now, when I had a similar problem I wiped the Minwax off with mineral spirits when it seemed obvious that it would not dry. If it comes off, and I assume it will if it isn’t dry, and if you are in a hurry, get a couple of spray cans of Minwax Poly in satin and use that. That isn’t my chosen way to put down a finish, but it will be fast and should be acceptable.

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Boatgirl

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#2 posted 06-22-2016 12:20 PM

I just had a friend ask me if this was an oil product I was putting over latex paint. It is, thou Minwax says you can put it over any paint????? It’s still tacky 48 hrs now

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#3 posted 06-22-2016 12:26 PM

I’d remove the tacky poly with MS. If it’s not cured, it shouldn’t be hard. Then, if it were me, I’d cut the wipe-on poly 50/50 with MS and apply another coat and see how it goes. The spray is good alternative as well. Might want to try on an inconspicuous area first to make sure it cures before coating the whole thing again. Best of luck!

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#4 posted 06-22-2016 12:31 PM

Guess I’m running to the store.. Thanks

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#5 posted 06-24-2016 03:44 PM

If it’s real humid out it might take a long time to dry or just not at all. I just put some poly on Yeatersay and it’s still tacky. I live in Louisiana it’s about 75% humid. That paint is probably still cureing and letting off moisture which is just delaying the dry time of your poly even more. This is only really your problem if it’s humid in your area of course.

Spraying the poly on or using a water based poly is going to be your best bet. I only use water base poly over water based paint. Just my opinion though.

Bill.

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#6 posted 06-24-2016 04:01 PM

Thanks Bill, ya I found out Home Depot led me the wrong way telling me to use the oil based

If it s real humid out it might take a long time to dry or just not at all. I just put some poly on Yeatersay and it s still tacky. I live in Louisiana it s about 75% humid. That paint is probably still cureing and letting off moisture which is just delaying the dry time of your poly even more. This is only really your problem if it s humid in your area of course.

Spraying the poly on or using a water based poly is going to be your best bet. I only use water base poly over water based paint. Just my opinion though.

Bill.

- wseand


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