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DianaNYC

08:02PM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 01/01/05
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I bought a new , small, pine wood bookcase that came sanded and smooth, raw wood, nothing added. To protect it I applied one thin layer "clear polyurethane" to it 9 hours ago. It has created a gross , wet , sticky surface all over. I think I ruined my beautiful bookcase. The instructions on the can said not to stir, or shake it, so I didn't. I am now wondering if I should have stirred it...The bookcase also now has a gross gasoline type of smell to it UGH..Anyone have any advice on what to do? do you think this will really dry into a clear protective surface? or will it stay as a big, sticky, disgusting mess ?? I wish I just left it alone. never again will I use this stuff !!

carl21l

08:37PM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 03/21/04
173 lifetime posts
You have used oil based poly. this is slow drying and if the temperture is low or humidity high, then the drying time is extended. I have seen times when it took 2-3 days for the poly to completely harden.

JMHO

Carl
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