360w360 E.120 – Blotchiness


cherryhuntboardIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys talk about whether blotchiness exists and what you should do about it.

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3 thoughts on “360w360 E.120 – Blotchiness

  1. Hi,
    Every time I refinish an old piece that is made of Mahogany it gets gummy and doesn’t dry quickly. I also get fish eye. I start off using a chemical stripper, sand, stain, and then hit it with a vinyl sealer, let it dry, scuff and hit it with lacquer. I find that I am often doing the piece over 2 three times to get the desired finish. Any tips for me?

    1. Michelle,
      There is a lot of missing information needed to better help, but to get you started in the right direction – and I must add that I’m not a professional restorer. You may find it necessary to wipe down the piece with a neutralizer after stripping. Also, I would try using shellac instead of a vinyl sealer – shellac, as a sealer, works under almost any topcoat, and add a bit of fish-eye eliminator to your topcoat. Plus, make sure you allow all the processes to dry adequately before moving forward. Hope this helps.

  2. Good tips, as always.
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