Oil Paint finish will not apply on new Oak Treads
Recently I finished my new oak treads with an oil based finish. I was about to finish them off with a top coat when I noticed some uneven spots. So I set out to sand those spots so i could re-apply the oil based finish them apply the top coat.
The problem is I cannot get the oil based finish to apply to these uneven areas. It is almost like the oak tread will not accept the paint any longer as I can literally wipe out any finish I apply.
I used 60 grit then 100 grit sandpaper to sand off then smooth out the area i wanted to re-apply the finish to, but it is not working.
Am I not sanding enough?
Should I apply something different to these areas to get the tread to accept the additional finish?
Re: Oil Paint finish will not apply on new Oak Treads
I'm no tradesman but I have done my fair share of wood projects.
My first thought was to first apply a pre-conditioner. However, ask your merchant if these treads are treated in any way. This may affect how your treads accept/refuse paint.
Then give them this very same problem and ask THEM how to resolve. They can call the manufacturer (or, you could call them yourself).
Hope this is a little helpful. I know. It's real frustrating.