Congratulations, your project has reached the finishing stage. But now's no time to abandon the care and patience that's brought you this far. When the can label tells you to let stain dry before finishing, believe it or face the consequences. Take even greater care with tung and linseed oils used beneath film finishes. When you rush into covering these with a film finish, the oil creates a "bloom" that clouds the finish. Give oils about a week to completely dry, depending on weather conditions. Then allow each coat of finish to dry thoroughly before applying the next.