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You already answered why; the poly that was put down is peeling off! My parents tried to use poly on a new pine floor when I was a child. It peeled and chipped and wore off in areas after about 2 years. I suspect (now) that the difference in rigidity was the primary reason for the separation of varnish (hard) and pine (soft). Surface finishes like varnish ...


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There are many discussions on this to be found. The bottom line is that any product has a parabolic curve of off-gassing over time. It reaches extremely small quantities after a few days of suitable curing conditions, and is almost at zero after a few weeks. Very few people would detect substantial odor after that. I finished my office desktop with ...


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A couple possibilities come to mind: The product was not mixed well The product has exceeded its viable shelf life The product is contaminated The table surface contains contamination The table is made from a very oily wood that the varnish is not bonding well too Applying it with the wrong applicator Other application issues - wrong solvent used to thin ...


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I've had this experience with water based poly but not oil... so I don't know if this is the right advice, but maybe your first coat was good and thick. When I had that problem, my solution was to sand it all down and use a thin watery coat, more like a primer for the second thicker coat. This helped in my situation with polyurethane "pooling" on the ...



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