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When the weather is right, 70ish and sunny, it's nice to take the finishing outside. It's real nice until you come back to see how it's drying and you see bird poop on one end and a fat drop of pine tree sap on the other.
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Been there, done that. Right now we have tree pollen galore!
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I remember that Texas tree pollen. Everywhere, probably worse than Desert pollens. Finishing stays inside, or small items fit in a box to dry.

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Lot of pine trees here. When the pollen starts, it can change the entire color of my truck in less than a day, can't even see out the windshield until it's cleared off. All my finishing I do either in the house, or the shop. Almost everything I do now I finish it with thinned Titebond II, so no odor, easy cleanup. Wouldn't want to use it on high quality work, but for what I do it works fine.
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+1 on tree pollen. The shop was full of stained pieces drying so I sanded a barn door down outside and applied some pre stain conditioner for the birds and trees to add their artistic touch to.

I had to reorder the pre stain conditioner tonight as I ran out with more to stain. With shipping it cost $1.01 an ounce. If it didn't do such an amazing job I wouldn't give Charles Neil my money.

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When the weather is right, 70ish and sunny, it's nice to take the finishing outside. It's real nice until you come back to see how it's drying and you see bird poop on one end and a fat drop of pine tree sap on the other.

Sorry, Jim I just had to laugh but I have had it happen to me. You will probably laugh in a couple of days.
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Texas pollen's as bad as Mojave Desert native species pollen. I do all finishing inside.

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we still have a couple of feet of snow and temps are getting colder not warmer, I don't have to worry about pollen for a while I guess.

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I put a dresser in the carport to spray one time in the spring. I would spray a coat then go back in an hour and spray another coat. I kept seeing a small bird come out of the carport when I was headed that way and finally figured out a little wren was building a nest in the back corner of the dresser.
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I sub it out...
she has a full blown finishing booth/room...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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