Today I learned that staining when its really hot out is a really bad idea. My stain dried almost as soon as i applied it and started to look like shit. I panicked, brought the thing i was working on into my cold basement and used a brush soaked in mineral spirits to remove the stain and then wiped most of it off with paper towels.
- Can I let the thing dry outside, and apply stain (inside this time) without first sanding the areas affected?
- Was it indeed the temperature that caused my failure? My stain is also pretty old and I plan on buying new stuff asap
- I used a "pre-stain" product before i stained, do i need to re-apply that?