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Posted on Issues using Sanding Sealer on Stained Oak

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 05:33 PM

The shellac likely didn’t raise the grain. It was probably already raised and the shellac stiffened the fibers and made it feel rough. All you would have needed was to knock it down with some 400 grit very lightly, just enough to knock off the fibers.

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