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Old 06-17-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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Minwax mohogany stain isnt dry


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I stained some baseboard with mohogany stain, can was stirred/mixed well first. Brushed it on, and left it alone. Did not pool any stain. This was yesterday, and this morning, some spots are still tacky. Can I coat now with poly (oil based) or what? Wont the tacky stain inhibit the poly from drying?

Why does it take so long for the stain to "dry"?

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Old 06-17-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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You missed a step---apply stain to raw wood--wait one minute or so--then wipe off excess stain with a dry clean rag---

At this point you may need to use a rag dipped into some paint thinner to remove the excess---then let it dry---

I apply stain with a rag--never a brush---I find it easier to control the amount that is laid on the wood.

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Not to step on Oh Mike's toes, but if the stain looks uniform I would not use a rag with thinner as you'll risk marring it. It's not uncommon for spots of an oil finish to lag behind the rest in drying. I just had an issue with this on one door of a couple where a rail was still too soft to recoat after twenty four hours. I let it go, it dried and then I recoated. Drying times are not gospel. Be patient.
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Joe is right---be patient---proper staining technique requires a lot of experience --

fixing odd spots is done on a case by case basis--
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Hmm, I kinda figured- but wanted yous input. Good advice to be patient!! Mike has a point, as I am aware of wiping off excess method, but yes, I too have seen where wiping can produce some "off" spots. Mike, I couldnt use a rag as the baseboard (and casings) have a grooved cross section profile- rag will not penetrate some of the "tighter" grooves.... brush is most practical way)

Just visited the garage again, and it apears that yes- the wood is more dry than I thought- with some "lagging" spots as mentioned. I wil coat poly maybe tomorrow!!!

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Hmm, I kinda figured- but wanted yous input.
Thnaks, People.
Let me guess, you are originally from the mid-atlantic area, more specifically somewhere within 200-300 mile radius of Philadelphia.

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