I bought a 1927 Bungalow in June and have been able to begin updating based largely on information obtained from this message board without ever having to actually post anything. This includes pulling wallpaper installing electrcal outlets and refinshing one hardwood floor (my pride and joy so far).
I've been using Citristip to strip my woodwork and doors based on Henry's instructions and have met with overall sucess however I'm having an irreproducable problem I'd like some advice on.
I have been finishing my old oak doors with a procedure I'll outline below and I've at least one turn out perfectly. However, to varying degrees other doors turn out with small bubbles in the finish. I'd like to know what I'm doing wrong. Here's my process:
1- Citristip, scrape, peel, and otherwise dig out all the old paint 2- wash the door with steel wool and paint thinner to get any residual paint/varnish 3- sand with 60 grit, again with 100 grit, brush with tack cloth 4- apply stain, let dry 5- sand with 220 grit, apply polyurethane (I've used fast dry and regular) 6- repeat 5 (usually 2 coats of polyurethane)
As I said, I've had gorgeous results and then, just yesterday, one turn out pretty bumpy to the touch.
do you see any thing that could cause this?
oh, and I've been soaking the brushes in paint thinner between coats.