Newbie – Black Walnut Live Edge Round Finishing Questions
Hello…I am a newbie have been having an issue.
I have received some beautiful Black Walnut live edge cross section rounds. I sanded with 80, 150 and 220 orbital sander and removed dust with air compressor. I stained with Minwax Wood Finish Penetrating Stain in Natural and allowed to dry for 24 hours (directions say topcoat 4-6 hours depending on color).
I then did a coat of Minwax Fast Drying Clear Satin Oil-Based Polyurethane. I did that coat on Sunday morning and it is now Wednesday morning and it still feels tacky. We had beautiful weather on Sunday in the 70’s with lower humidity. I orginally had it in our shop to dry but since it seemed tacky yet on Monday we moved it to our 60F basement where we have a dehumidifer running 24/7. No it not humid down there at all right now.
I am worried that the poly will not dry and I will need to strip the top and start over. Looking for suggestions and recommendations!
The live edge was also stained and poly’d too but has dried with no problems. It is the darker hardwood that is still tacky.
The picture is not mine but is what I am looking to achieve. The table will be outside on a covered porch out of the elements (small amount of sun but no rain or snow).