We recently installed approximately 179 linear feet of maple wainscoting and 20 linear feet of 85" maple doors. The finish that was applied was a satin oil based polyurethane. The problem we are having is ridges in the finish. We used a Minwax stain and then a Minwax poly sanded in between coats and still have ridges. A natural bristle brush was used. Also the satin finish is too shiny. There are 3 coats of poly on the walls, doors, and all the casings around the windows. Any suggestions?
From contributor P:
Not sure what you mean by ridges. Perhaps you need to thin product out a bit with some thinner so it spreads nicer? Work in sections and take your time. I would suggest working with Zar stains and poly over Minwax - this is a far superior product. Too shiny - switch to a flat poly. Zar makes one!