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I am on the last leg of finishing off the Stained trim around the perimeter of my bathroom. I've already filled the nail holes and stained the filler. The wood has two coats of poly on it prior to installation. How would you finish this off? Would you just leave it as is or would you add another coat of polyurethane over just the nail holes or the entire piece of wood? And if so, how would you prevent the polyurethane from running all over the place? I have glass tile underneath it that I still need to grout and I don't want it dripping all over.
 

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I've always used color putty on the nail holes somewhere between the first coat of poly/varnish and the final coat. I'd lightly sand all the wood with 220 grit, wipe off the dust and apply another coat of poly.
 

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If you are having trouble with poly "running all over the place", don't load your brush up so much.
 

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I've always used color putty on the nail holes somewhere between the first coat of poly/varnish and the final coat. I'd lightly sand all the wood with 220 grit, wipe off the dust and apply another coat of poly.
Anytime I've applied any coat of poly to trim after it has been mounted on the wall, it wants to run. What is the best way to do that? I try to put on as light a coat as possible but it still is very runny since it is oil-based
 

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I've never had that issue unless I tried to apply the poly too heavy. What kind of brush are you using? IMO oil base coatings aren't anymore prone to runs than water based.
 
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