11:51AM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 03/11/04
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My husband and his dad built a wood bar in our basement. He wanted to put magazine articles and pictures on the top and polyurethane it. So, he did and has about 3 thick coats on it. The problem. The underneath doesn't seem like it has dried and you can press into it. What should we do????


02:09AM | 03/13/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It may not harden as regular urethane is not designed to be applied thickly. So most likely you will have strip it off and start over. There are pour on products that are designed to be applied very thickly and are made for just what you want to do, and can be found at paint stores and home centers.

Hope this helps out.


09:47AM | 03/14/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
hey #5 this sounds like the same guy asking about how to do this and we told him not to do it this way now his wife is here.

Anyhow how long has it been since the last coat was put on?You could need to wait 1 week for it is in the basement and no matter how well heated and finished it is for some reason it does not let things dry very well.

If in 1 weeks time it hasn't dried you will need to strip and buy the pour products (it is what places like Applebee's and other such places use).


04:11AM | 03/15/04
Member Since: 03/11/04
3 lifetime posts
no, I'm not whoever you are talking about. Neither my husband and I have ever been on this site. And after putting 10 thin coats of poly on we decided to just pour it on, bad idea we know now.

The people at Lowe's told us just to use the regular poly as we had no clue. It's been 2 weeks now since we've done it. Although it has dried more I guess it won't ever dry completely. My questions to you then are:

1)will we be able to strip it without ruining the articles and pictures?

2)How do we strip it?

3)Where do you get the pourable poly?


04:12AM | 03/15/04
Member Since: 03/11/04
3 lifetime posts
We did look for pour products at paint stores and even asked and they looked at us like we were crazy or something.
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