I am having trouble finishing a Koa coffee table top. I will tell you what I did and let you know where the problems started.
Sanded from grits 60 to 80 to 150 to 220
then applied penofin interior penetrating oil (wiped on, let sit 15-20, remover excess/wipe off). Then I let it sit over night (about 13-15 hrs). Next I wet sanded with the penofin oil with 600 and then 1500 . Wiped off oil and recoated with fresh oil and let sit for 15-20 and wiped off. I immediately noticed that the darker grain had a cloudy and slightly gray hue. Let sit overnight to see if it cleared with curing. No.
So this morning I tried sanding back down to 150, then wiped with mineral spirits, let dry, and applied another coat of penofin. It still looks like there is a cloudy gray hue in the dark grain. I’m thinking I should not have wet sanded with the penofin.
What is the problem and how do I remedy it? (my current plan is to let cure for 3-4 days and if no improvement sand to bare wood and start over without the wet sand).
Thanks for your help everyone