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Posted on Ok so its not orangepeel...what do I need to do?

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 03:34 AM

It looks like the wood is red oak which is a very open grain wood. If the goal is to get the appearance of red oak color and grain with a smooth surface, I would recommend CrystaLac clear wood grain filler rather than an ordinary sanding sealer. This product works real well for me in woods with very open grain. Otherwise you’ll have to do about a million coats and hours of sanding before you build a continuous smooth surface.

Another option is to create a slurry of sanding dust and BLO to fill the pores but you’ll lose much of the appearance of the red oak grain.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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