Re: Stain Finish Problems
The problem is Minwax polyurethane, it's absolute garbage! The cure is McKloskies polyurethane. McKloskies can be worked to death and still not foam up. General (brand is a name ) finishes are also top notch, though I've not used them myself.
Once the Minwax has fully cured, go over it with a good scrubby sponge or sanding sponge to knock down the rough spots. Don't use steel wool, the steel will flake off and cause rust spots to appear in the finish later on. McKloskies can be applied right over the top. I generally use a sponge brush to apply, the trick is to apply enough material to get good coverage before drying starts, yet not so much to cause pooling or runs in the finish.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!