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#1 posted 05-23-2018 02:22 AM

Hi Everyone,
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read and comment about my post. I learn so much just from reading your suggestions here.
I do everything by hand so it takes time and elbow grease but I’ll report slowly about my progress (or lack thereof..)
OK – damage assessment: It didn’t look good when it dried. not horrible but not pretty. very uneven. I used Varathane brand poly spray (gloss) from HD. So I sanded it a bit with 600 just to see if I can get it level (I couldn’t). I think I’ll try to strip that finish and use another method.
stripping: Is citristrip good for this work? Will it remove all the oil as well?
Cleaning: Paint thinner? Is mineral spirits ok? again – will it rub off the oil?
and for the top coat – should I leave it just with the truoil? or should I do wipe on poly?
also – couldn’t understand the difference between the above mentioned ‘pre-catalyzed clear lacquer’ and the ‘tone finish clear lacquer’, both from Mohawk.

Thanks again, I have a different question about finishing a table top but I’ll open another post.

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