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Forum topic by woodamateur posted 09-30-2013 03:12 AM 968 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2013 03:12 AM

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I was a perfect day to refinish my old dining table. it has been cured for two days with its first coat, so it is ready for a second coat. It was calm morning perfect for a second coat. I did well and thank the Lord for a perfect weather. Until couple hours later, my neighbor came out and chopping his big tree down. Some dust and speckles can travel more than 100 feet and land on my table. Now it does not look good any more. I ran my hand and can feel it. What can I do now to fix the problem? Please help. Thank you very much in advance.

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 03:16 AM

Yeah, I avoid finishing outside because of dust. Even direct sunlight can wreak havoc on a fresh finish.
You can try to scuff sand the second coat, but in my estimation it will likely need a complete refinish job.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 05:29 AM

Your post doesn’t make much sense. The title says you have a “staining” problem, yet in the post you talk about “refinishing”. If the dust is in the stain you should be able to just brush it off the table. If it’s in the finish, you’re going to have to sand it back and try again. Preferably, someplace dust free and not outdoors.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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