|Workshop by Bentley818||posted 03-06-2013 08:33 PM||387 reads||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I’m new to working with shellac and to this forum so hopefully I’m posting this in a place where those in the know will see it.
Anyway, I have put on two thin base coats of shellac with a cloth and used 0000 steel wool between coats. It was a very uneven coating and you can easily see where it has penetrated the wood in some areas and has not in others. My stokes where visible too. So I went ahead and wet sanded with 320 grit paper to get rid of the high spots and added a thicker brushed on coat of shellac. Then sanded again with 320 grit paper and now added a thin coat using a cloth. Again my stokes are quit visible. I’m not looking for a super high gloss shine, this is a piece of vintage furniture and I’m just trying to get a gloss to simi gloss hard coat finish.
Will rubbing compound get rid of the stoke marks? Or do I need to sand again to knock off high spots and put on a thicker coat with a brush? Thanks for any advice you might have.