minwax stain/varnish


  #1  
Old 07-01-07, 05:16 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: pa.
Posts: 42
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
minwax stain/varnish

i coated an old bureau with the above. it was cleaned and slightly sanded beforehand. it is n ow a week and it's still sticky to the touch. what did i do wrong and how to correct. thanks ahead
 
  #2  
Old 07-02-07, 05:00 AM
J
Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wilmington
Posts: 4,214
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Was each a separate process or did you use Poly shades?? If the stain was not fully dry it might slow drying somewhat, but it should no be that long. And high humidity can slow drying, but not sure what to suggest at this point. Give it some more time and see what happens, otherwise get out the stripper.
 
  #3  
Old 07-03-07, 05:28 AM
B
Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Central MN
Posts: 561
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
how much stain did you apply? did you wipe it off? how many coats of finish? how heavy?

I had a customer put Minwax polyurathane on bar top (don't ask why, I sell much better products). after a month it was still slightly tacky. This was because he did not let the poly dry long enough between coats. according to minwax, the stain needs to dry for three-four days to be fully dry. longer for the topcoats.

your best bet is to not touch it, and let it sit longer. It should eventually dry.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: