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I sanded and restained some red oak trim on my stairs. I used some stain and then one coat of poly, clear satin, both wiped on. I followed all the directions from the manufacturer. After the one coat of poly, it looked great and I thought why mess up a good thing, I'm gonna quit while I'm ahead. A week later I noticed that the finish looks a bit blothcy when the light hits it. It's only noticeable when I walk down the steps and the light hits it at an angle. Otherwise it looks great. It's not the color that looks blotchy, it just looks shiny in some spots and dull in others. Can I fix this? I'm very new to woodworking, and I'm hesitant to move forward on some other projects if I can't get this right. I did a test piece, but that was from a fresh piece of red oak I bought at the lumber yard, and the piece I need to fix was a refinishing job. The test piece looks great. Any ideas would be very, very welcome.