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Forum topic by Mark posted 11-28-2017 05:44 PM 542 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2017 05:44 PM

Morning all. I finished this china cabinet about 3 yrs ago. I noticed this stain in the finish about 6 mounths ago, ya I know it’s way overdue. Pretty poor picture I’m afraid. It’s almost like a run of some kind. I’m kinda hopin’ someone may have a solution /possible cause of this blemish. Solid Cherry. Finished with 2 coats home brewed Teak oil (1/3 BLO, 1/3 oil based varathane and 1/3 mineral spirits). Followed by 3 coats spray on water born Satin Varathane. I realize I’ll have to sand to bare wood and this being Cherry, the rest of the piece will be darker than the freashly sanded drawer face, but I’m hoping the new finish will catch up to the old one over time. Whatcha think.


-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 07:55 PM

Have you tried buffing it out? Is it deep into the finish? Try just applying some of the waterborn varathane over it?

I guess if that doesn’t work, I’d just sand down the whole drawer front, and re-finish it. I think the cherry will catch back up with the aging pretty fast. You could set it out in the sun to speed it up. I’d set it in the sun before finishing, though, as the sun can be tough on some finishes.

-- Pete

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#2 posted 11-29-2017 01:50 AM

Thanks PPK. I guess I try resurfacing. If there was any sun out around here I would try that too.

-- Mark

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