Two days ago I built a tabletop with 2×6 SPF lumber. Then applied minwax pre stain wood conditioner and Minwax Polyshades (stain/poly in one), both oil based.

The smell from polyshades stain is really bad. Based on my research it will take at least 30 days before the off gassing can be reduced to a lower level (didn’t know this before buying the polyshades).

Can I sand it and paint over it? Will this solve the off gassing and smell issue?


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