Finished the Refinish of the Kitchen Table

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Project by Kolmar posted 11-21-2009 10:33 AM 1381 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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2 coats of 2lb cut clear shellac and 4 coats of Minwax water poly and 2 coats of paste wax. Took me a couple of hours to sand it down and all day the following day with coats of finish. it’s a little lighter then it used to be, but it looks soooooo much better. I had 2 small spots on the edges I didn’t see and had a little run, but unless you look at the right angle and in real good light you can’t tell.
Thanks to all who reponded to my post on the finishing question I had!

-- Kolmar

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 07:51 PM

looks good….need to do that to my dining room table.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 09:15 PM

Well done

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 08:23 AM

Hard work well done…. now I bet you’re hungry

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 05:01 AM

You can “plane” those runs out with a straight edge razor blade. Let the thing cure for a month first. Then take a razor blade, and run it across some 1000 grit wet/dry sand paper. This will raise a burr on the opposite side (like burnishing the edge of a scraper).

The lightly use that burr on the run. You pull towards you, as opposed to cutting with the edge). Take light passes until the run gets even with the surrounding poly. Then wet sand it out and buff it using some rubbing compound.

This is a trick of the trade in the car painting industry.

-- --Bob

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