staining window sill problem

arac21May 24, 2011

Here is the summary of what happened. Our handyman sanded our windows

(Oak) then stained them with Chabot pecan stain( product no 8127).

After about 4 hours, he applied polyurethane ( Chabot Number 18010 )

The windows turned white in several areas, there was also change in

wood grain pattern. It looked like " blush" but not quite.This also

happened in window trim ( oak) however he did not apply any stain to

this area or sand just applied polyurethane on existing finish it also

changed color to streaks of white which later coalesced to form large

patches of light beige. Can anyone please help. We are not sure what to do.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paige16

Are these new windows or older ones? If older and there was paint it sounds as if all the paint was not removed and this is tedious. My husband continued the job our painter started on our front door because the door was from 1957,had years of paint on it and he knew the painter wouldn't take the time. It came out beautifully but took alot of work with a heat gun. If the windows are new I don't think I have the answer but I could ask him as he is fairly current about staining issues and the rights and wrongs of it and loves to give advice.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 6:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paintguy22

Could there have been some paint left in the brush from some other paint job? Also, sometimes if you get water or rain on the poly when it is wet, it will turn white. That's all I can think of. It doesn't sound like an actual problem with the stain if it also happened on wood that was not stained. As a seperate issue, 4 hours is not really long enough dry time for stain. I'm surprised he didn't pull some of the stain off the wood when applying the poly. You should really let stain dry overnight and even longer if the color is dark.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 8:14AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Latex Paint Care Fee
I live in Minnesota - the Land of 10,000 Taxes. Our...
geoffrey_b
Can I use exterior latex paint in the broom closet?
I want to paint a small broom closet with paint I have...
caroline94535
Paint to contrast molding
Hello, We just moved into a five year old townhouse...
JoAnn Babish
Looking for creamy light gold paint. Anyone?
Want to paint using a really light creamy color with...
jtaime2
Help with paint color!
My sunroom is BM Chili Pepper, the dining room is BM...
mererx
Sponsored Products
Large Stained Glass Shade Vintage Metal Base Tiffany Table Lamp
ParrotUncle
Flight Lined Grommet Top 95-inch Curtain Panel
Overstock.com
Eames LCW Plywood Chair-Wenge
IFN Modern
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs City
Home Depot
Brown Hummingbird Rectangular Outdoor Coffee Table - Black, Patio Furniture
FRONTGATE
Corner Window Black 18 Inch Outdoor Hanging Pendant
$246.00 | Bellacor
Tommy Queen Bed Frame in Black
$489.00 | LexMod
Citronneir green french jacquard tablecloth
Origin Crafts
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™