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Finish takes as long to dry as it takes, which can (far too often IMO) bear little resemblance to the manufacturer's guidelines! Oil-based products in particular are notorious for taking much longer than the stated time when the humidity is highish and/or the temps are low1. Also, with pigmented stains2 some degree of colour rub-off when topcoating is normal ...


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I have run into this same problem with the product in the past, and almost every time I have, it's been because of high humidity in the garage. Two things have helped: Sanding with a 320-400 grit paper between the coats. This helps knock down the bumps. Using a fan during the drying process. I use a heavy duty fan, and it seems to speed up the drying time. ...


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