|Forum topic by crazicarl||posted 12-18-2013 03:06 PM||845 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
12-18-2013 03:06 PM
First, I love LJ. I visit several times a day and love to check out what all the craftsmen in the world are making. It’s truly inspiring; keeps me thinking about what I can do next or different.
That said, I’m a novice at best and I’m finishing a walnut bench with tung oil. Every coat was diluted 50% mineral spirits. The first two coats went on fine, but I put on a third and fourth and noticed that the finish is . . . for lack of a better word, powdery. Powdery and white. As in, I can scratch the wood with my fingernail and it leaves a white powdery streak.
What have I done wrong? I’ve tried rubbing the finish down with mineral spirits alone and wet/dry sandpaper thinking I had let too much finish build up, but still with the powdery white. The wood is super smooth and when wet looks amazing, but as it dries . . . just looks dry and white and powdery. Any advice would be appreciated. I can post pics if need be.
Thanks in advance, guys.