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Posted on HELP!!! Bubbles in my acrylic finish.

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 02:56 PM

That doesn’t look like bubbles, that looks like something splattering on it. I’ve done it 3 times to acrylic finishes. you might have been a few ft away & used some liquid & tiny specks went airborne. It could have been a few hours after you poured the coat. Sand it sort of smooth, you dont need to be fancy & recoat. make a tent to cover it. use a heat gun instead of a torch if you have one. The blowing air added to the heat brings up the bubbles faster & you end up with less final little dimples. Make sure you aim it away & let it run & heat up. This burns off any dust inside the burner. if you use the stuff again, go to the dollar store & get a $1 squeege, it is just the right stiffness, mix about 1 ounce, you dont need much, just enough to wet the full surface, spread that over the project & let it dry, about 6 hours. any other sealer & you should wait a few days for it to cure. It has these instructions on most packages & I’ve found that it helps the first coat greatly. I’ve put it on about 20 table tops.

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