Step 11. Let it all dry for a least 3 days. Be patient.
Step 12. Apply two coats of the Polycrylic, allowing each coat to dry at least 8 hours between coats.
Step 13. Let it all dry for a couple of days before remounting hardware and hanging doors.
The brief run-down: Stain, Dry, Stain, Dry, Stain, Dry, Dry, Dry, Polycoat, Dry, Polycoat, Dry, Dry, Dry. Hardware and Hang.
I’m so pleased with the end result and it truly gave my oak cabinets a new lease on life for very little expense, and a week’s worth of time for drying. The staining took only a few minutes per door and drawer, and maybe 30 min for my big cabinet framework.
*You can use a new sock for each coat, or you can reuse the same sock a few times, if you’re careful when you remove it, and place it in a plastic bag to prevent drying. Socks are cheap, so no worries if you choose to use a new sock each time.