butcher block countertop

Old 05-27-16, 11:47 AM
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butcher block countertop

Hi, I'm trying to stain and waterproof a butcher block counter top. The first time I used WATCO Danish Oil to stain it, and then I applied MINWAX Wipe On Poly clear gloss for the shine and waterproof. After drying, I got white spots as showing in the picture. The second try, I use the same stain, and MINWAX Clear brushing Lacquer. I got the same white spots. What am I doing wrong?Name:  IMG_1540.jpg
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Old 05-27-16, 12:02 PM
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I don't know that you can use poly on top of oil, each is meant to be the top coat.
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White or cloudy spots often indicate moisture in the wood although I would have expected that to show with the oil coat also. Like SS I've never heard of anyone applying poly over an oil finish [least ways not for the first few yrs]

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