Spar Urethane .. white looking? How long to turn clear?
I am a super duper novice, first time doing this
I applied diluted Helmsman satin Spar urethane, diluted 50 percent with paint thinner for First coat on hardwood table. I applied it with a rag and plan to sand between coats with many coats. Less and less diluted for first coats and then last coat not diluted.
It seemed to go on clear. I just put a thin layer.
I just checked it and the whole table looks a chalky white. Almost like bleached white wood now.
It has been 1 hr and 15 minutes since I finished applying the first coat. It is outside in open air. Not humid. not hot, moderate weather.
Is this normal? I have searched on the internet and cannot tell if it is supposed to turn white like this.
Hoping it will turn clear..
P.S. this is my First refinishing job.