I have applied 5 coats of Waterlox with a natural bristle brush and seem to be having an issue
getting a nice finished surface. I scuff sanded lightly with 320 to remove imperfections after
coats 3,4 & 5. The scuff lines seems to have appeared after the last coat but I have been battling
small “nubs” or bumps the whole way. I blow the countertop offwith air multiple times and clean
after each scuff with a damp paint thinner rag. I know my garage isn’t a perfect finishing space
but I have sprayed a waterborne clear finish with much better surface result than Waterlox.
I have been very good about cleaning and blowing out my brush but now I am thinking it could be
the root of my issues, since I am in the later stages of the finish. The brush does tend to lose its “fan”
towards the end of the application, along with leaving behind other imperfections as well.
This is my first time using Waterlox and like the ease of use and look of the product but what is the trick
for getting a nice smooth finish ? Perhaps a clean rag applicator now ? The faint scuff lines will be hard to
remove, right ?
Anyone offer any suggestions ?
Thanks for any advice !