Cloudy Area on Finish, Help please!

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Forum topic by Texasangler14 posted 03-01-2018 03:01 PM 464 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2018 03:01 PM

hey everyone. I have made a live edged Ash table top for my dining room. i haven’t built the base yet. I finished the table with General Finishes Endurovar and now after letting it sit without any use whatsoever for about 4 months, I have this patchy white area that is very upsetting. I took my time with this build and the finishing process, and to be this patient to have something like that happen is upsetting. Any thoughts on what caused this? it happened with the first use after a party i had. no spills that i could see.

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#1 posted 03-01-2018 03:52 PM

Heat is the usual culprit for a mark like that. A hot pan or even a microwaved plate can do it.

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#2 posted 03-01-2018 04:53 PM

Used Enduro-var once , on a big cherry table, it looked great . It sat in my shop for several days, and we hauled it about 10 miles to the clients home .
Called me the next day it had turned almost white, after a couple weeks , i sanded it and rubbed it out,
2 weeks later it came back, long story short, there was no moisture involved, . it was cold when we hauled it ,
Ended up completely stripping it and redoing it .
These Oil modified urethane’s have some quirks,
Edit : i was reluctant to post this, but this isnt the only product GF has issues with .Personally
I think it has to do with the flattening agent they use in some of the products, .

There is a fancy word that describes how a finish can allow moisture to pass thru.. it happens .

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#3 posted 03-02-2018 01:28 AM

Thanks for the posts, I used the flat sheen so that may be it. there was some heat possibly from food. Just don’t wanna strip it down again. I enjoy the look of it. Just disappointed.

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