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Forum topic by daves1 posted 06-20-2017 12:55 AM 3363 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2017 12:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: glaze coat finishing

I recently tried using glaze coat on a cedar live edge coffee table and had an issue with white areas popping up in the finish. Additionally wherever there was a slight crack in the wood, the glaze coat sank resulting in indentations in the finish. Does anyone know of a clear filler for the cracks? Approximately 75 % came out decent. I used a heat gun to try and pop the bubbles which seemed to work pretty good. I don’t know if I spread it too thin and that caused the white spots or not. Anyone have any experience using Glaze Coat?

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#1 posted 06-21-2017 03:59 PM

What product and process did you use for “glazing”. My definition may be different. I wipe most of the glaze off, leaving it in corners, cracks, etc. I probably call what you are doing something else.

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#2 posted 06-21-2017 04:40 PM

Glazing in woodworking normally describes a technique of filling in crevices with a darker finish resulting in old/dirty look.

What you described is probably epoxy finish that has nothing to do with gazing.

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#3 posted 06-21-2017 04:52 PM

We probably need some pictures to help identify the problem.

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#4 posted 06-21-2017 05:15 PM

He’s talking about epoxy.

Your wood probably wasn’t dry enough, moisture in the cracks caused the white haze.

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#5 posted 06-21-2017 05:30 PM

I used Famowood glaze coat epoxy. I have completely sanded it off and will try again. The wood should be completely dry as it has been sitting in my shop for a year.

Thanks, everyone for the comments.

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#6 posted 06-22-2017 01:55 PM

Ok so it is epoxy. Clear filler is guess what? Epoxy. You can use the same you have for the cracks, just add more hardener.
Did you heat it up with a torch? That is supposed to remove all air bubbles ( your white spots are micro air bubbles)

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#7 posted 06-22-2017 02:00 PM

Carloz, thanks for your input, yes I used a torch. This time I used a little more epoxy and it came out pretty good. I think on my original try, I used too much heat and that dried out certain areas which resulted in an almost scorched look (white areas).

I plan to do a second coat to fill in low spots once it cures fully.

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