Uneven Osmo Polyx

Mitchell H · Nov 3, 2022, 09:46

I'm currently finishing a curly maple desk with Osmo 3043 and getting very strange results. I've used osmo many times on smaller projects with great success.

My process so far has been:
-Desk sanded to 220, first coat applied by white pad and orbital sander (uneven but possibly not sealed yet)
-Light sand to 400, second coat applied by white pad and orbital
(still differences in sheen)
-Another 400 sand, very careful to make sure even coverage, 3rd coat with white pad by hand.

This photo is the last coat, there are streaks with much more sheen all over the top. The streaks look like the product dried before I had a chance to wipe excess off. They don't appear to be uneven absorption in the wood.

My osmo is a couple years old and has skinned over many times. Could that be the issue? Any advice would be appreciated.

Marilyn · Technical Support · Nov 3, 2022, 12:22


A couple options are available to you.

We would suggest adding another coat of Polyx Oil. Or, you could try using theOsmo Maintenance Oil.

Hope this helps!

Mitchell H · Nov 3, 2022, 12:55

Is it possible that the age of the product is having an effect? It seems like it's drying before i have a change to even it out.

I think i'll try a fresh can for the next coat.

Marilyn · Technical Support · Nov 3, 2022, 13:21

If properly stored, it can last up to 4- 5 years no problem.


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