Forum Title: Sikkens CRD Will Not Dry
I recently re-stained a mohogany porch that had 2-year old Sikkens CRD Translucent. I scuffed up and re-applied the same product. The problem is that the stain never dried and remained sticky for 6 weeks. Upon calling Sikkens (5 times), the conclusion was that this product should not applied over prior applications and that the original layer was repelling the new layer. They said that we should have waited until it faded to gray or sanded to bare wood. After 6 weeks, I sanded down to bare wood and re-applied. First, I power-washed and let it dry for several days beforehand. But, it's been 24 hours and about 30% of the decking is still sticky (better than 99% last time). This is supposed to be dry to the touch in 2 - 4 hours. I don't know what to do if this doesn't dry. We followed the directions, brushing (no rolling) and sanding to bare wood beforehand. Is this product inferior or did we do something wrong? Thanks, Andrew
Category: Painter Post By: BEVERLY DIAZ (Alameda, CA), 07/30/2019

Quote: Originally Posted by fpmr96a I recently re-stained a mohogany porch that had 2-year old Sikkens CRD Translucent. I scuffed up and re-applied the same product. The problem is that the stain never dried and remained sticky for 6 weeks. Upon calling Sikkens (5 times), the conclusion was that this product should not applied over prior applications and that the original layer was repelling the new layer. They said that we should have waited until it faded to gray or sanded to bare wood. After 6 weeks, I sanded down to bare wood and re-applied. First, I power-washed and let it dry for several days beforehand. But, it's been 24 hours and about 30% of the decking is still sticky (better than 99% last time). This is supposed to be dry to the touch in 2 - 4 hours. I don't know what to do if this doesn't dry. We followed the directions, brushing (no rolling) and sanding to bare wood beforehand. Is this product inferior or did we do something wrong? Thanks, Andrew Are the areas thadont dry the more shaded areas of the deck?

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