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Tom Jones III
06-13-2005, 2:36 PM
I built a cedar glider for my parents anniversary. To match the porch on their new house, and also for protection, I finished the cedar with Behr's outdoor waterproof sealer, natural cedar color.

Here is the data sheet on it:
http://www.msdsvault.com/msds_customers_external.cfm?aa=261&ac=JDSF76854LKJAD8960-SFJ0-AO0GWO089887RHNFBJNAOPIGAeghPPFDHPAPOREGHAPHK&ad=pjuoikltisklJ64ujudt54768w4u5NAOPIGAiopilklfdgs iihreg954&ab=501

It has been a couple weeks now and it won't dry. It is not coming off on your clothes, but it is still a little sticky. Is there anything I can do to get it to harden?

Jeff Sudmeier
06-13-2005, 2:58 PM

I had this happen before with witches brew and I think the problem was that I didn't fully re-mix the stock I had on hand.

Anyway, I gave it time and it hardened. Then I re-coated it with WELL mixed witches brew.

Good luck!

Todd Burch
06-13-2005, 3:33 PM
Todd's all purpose remedy for finishes that stay tacky:

Put on another coat.


David Wilson
06-13-2005, 4:49 PM

I,ve run into similar problems w/cedar and found that a couple of hours in direct sunlight will usually harden the finish. Could be worth a try.