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#1 posted 06-02-2019 04:39 PM

Folks, here’s the result so far. Before I resprayed, I lightly rubbed the entire surface with gray synthetic wood with a little more pressure on and around the rubbed areas. I did manage to lighten up some of the stain. So, I did some touch up.

As of now, I applied 3 new coats of Minwax lacquer. Unfortunately, the rubbed areas are still visible as streaks between 1/2’” to 2” long and about 1/8” to ¼” wide & their color is a bit lighter than the surrounding walnut. I see 3 possible solutions & can’t decide which way to go for fear of making the situation worst.

1. Accept the defects, continue w/ 1 to 2 coats of lacquer and hope that they will become less obvious following the rub out stage. As the urn ages, the lighter areas may darken.

2. Feather sand (320grit) the defects to change their shape a little. Touch up the stain as necessary & start respraying again w/ Minwax. I expect that this won’t make the defects disappear but just be less conspicuous.

3. Start from scratch by sanding the entire surface down to bare wood & start over using a different lacquer such as has been recommended. I expect that this option will diminish the geometric appearance by rounding down decorative corner shapes created by the template & router bits.

Does anybody see other ways out of this mess. I’m learning more about lacquer than I ever wanted to learn.

Thanks,
Ron


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