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Drying Rack Leaves Streaks4/6
I've been using the Hafele wire-type drying racks for about a year, and keep having a nagging problem with the racks leaving streaks on stained parts. This is not the old problem of film finishes sticking to accumulated lacquer on the rack -- I get around that by cleaning the racks and, if I'm in a big hurry, by placing cardboard sheets on the rack under each workpiece. Rather, this is a situation where parts are stained, placed on the rack overnight, and next day I have these obnoxious, light-colored streaks where the piece was in contact with the rack. It's as if the color didn't absorb in those areas. Same result with both penetrating stains and dyes. I know someone must have run into this before -- searched the archives, but nothing out there on this specific issue. What gives?
I had the same problem i'll leave the door stand for 30 minutes before I put them on the rack
I have the same rack. I fought the same problem a long time.
The stain isn't drying the same where the standouts are touching the wood.
For this reason we stand up the stained parts overnight. I don't think there is anything you can do if placed on the racks to dry.
We use fast drying stains. Parts would never be stained and left over night.
We stain, place on rack, then go on to the next piece. We are constantly bumping and nudging the parts on the rack so they dont sit in the same place for too long.
As soon as we are done staining the last piece, we start the seal coat.
We do still get the odd streak, but we find the constant bumping and nudging really helps so the stain can dry out evenly.
You can use a steel cable with turn buckels at each end to make it taut. Then screw eye hooks into the screw holes of the doors and hang them to dry using stiff rubber bungee cords. We use this method to spray them too. Fastcap makes these for those who use the 32mm drilling in where a typical 5/8" hinge screw woud go,