|Forum topic by Rightousdan||posted 09-10-2016 03:25 PM||368 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-10-2016 03:25 PM
I am finishing my Hickory counter top with waterlox original and have run into an issue.
The first and second coat I applied went on just fine. I followed all of the recommendations from Waterlox and made sure to sand down my countertop and clean up with Mineral spirits. I allowed the surface to dry for 24 hours before applying the first coat. I applied the first coat with a foam brush and it went on just fine. I waited 24 hours and applied the 2nd coat. It went on just fine as well. The 3rd coat is a little different story. I used 0000 steel wool to soften up the surface a bit and then wiped down the surface with a tack cloth. Then I began applying the 3rd coat and noticed it was covering mush better. Im guessing the first 2 coats were still building up the surface. This coat appears much glossier than the other coats which makes sense. I let the surface dry for 24 hours again, and when I went to feel it this morning, it appears that the surface is hard but there is a really thin oily finish on top. Its almost not noticeable unless you rub your finger across the grain. When I rub my finger on the surface it looks like my fingers were just oil and left a bit of a film. It is like this on the whole surface.
The temp. in the house is 70 degrees and the outside temp is 70 degrees. The inside humidity is at about 50% and I have multiple windows open with a fan circulating air from outside and another fan sucking air out. It seems like I have plenty of cross ventilation.
Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this oil film or how I should get rid of it?
Maybe I’m being impatient an I need to let it dry a little longer? Maybe the 3rd coat was applied to thick?
Any help would be appreciated.