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I have sanded and reapplied THREE times trying to get a nice bubble, point, and dust free finish to no avail. I am sticking to spray on poly from now on, OR spraying the crap via air gun.
Very frustrating...
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I find it's easiest by thinning poly 2 to 1 with mineral spirits and using a camel hair brush.

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I'll try it one more time tonight with a thinned mixture ( already using a camel hair brush ).
If it doesn't work I foresee my self painting the side of the garage with it when I whizz the can LOL !
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What type of heat is on ? Is it forced air? Area must be dust free while drying. These questions may have been discussed. I have finished with wipe-on poly. Dries dust free in a very short time. and looks very nice when done.

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I will add my watch the (temp.) with poly. I use foam brushes to put it on. I also do it on the drive way so I am out side the shop as close to dust free for me.
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My shop is not up to dust free standards, but I am satisfied with Minwax varnish applied with a decent brush. It levels and dries just fine, but maybe I'm not as fussy as some. I've used Minwax stains and varnishes almost exclusively for years, and haven't found anything else that works any better. And, they can be found almost anywhere.
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Duane, whenever I've brushed on poly (thinned) after two or even three coats, I give a good rub down with 0000 wire wool lubricated with wax furniture polish, this gives a glass smooth surface, give it a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised!

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I've been using Minwax wipe on poly, I'm sold on it no runs no bubbles and easy to use.
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Using bulls eye amber tone. Inside. Ambient temp around 73 F

I'll give that a try then Harry. I just get disgusted when I see an uneven finish with a little dust in it. I should have realized woolling it would help.
Then again I am on some pretty heavy meds since I got back from the hospital Friday night LOL ! ( herniated disc in my lower back :-( got me on the good stuff for two weeks. )

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I know all about lower back pain, what are they going to do for a long term fix?

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