Garage Door Too Glossy
We are refinishing our 28-year old solid cedar garage door (we refinish it every 6 years or so). My husband spent hours sanding it down to the bare wood. Then we applied one coat of Sikkens Door and Window stain (dark walnut). It looked beautiful and we proceeded with the first of 2 layers of clear. My husband wanted a bit of a gloss, so the paint store guy told him to use the gloss instead of satin. The first coat of clear is nearly dry and it looks pretty awful -- the gloss magnifies every blemish in this old door. So, we want to dull it down and then apply a coat of satin as our third coat. Other than sanding the second coat and then applying the satin coat, is there anything else we need to do? What grade of sandpaper should we use. Any tips will be appreciated. Thanks.