|Forum topic by WisconsinWoodsman||posted 07-21-2015 02:00 AM||777 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-21-2015 02:00 AM
First off I would like to start with a hearty HELP! I am making a vanity top out of solid cherry and decided to try Waterlox original as it claims waterproof after a few coats which is important. It seemed to be a little less plastic than straight polyacrylic which I like and was easy to apply. I am trying to get a high gloss finish but would settle for satin if not possible.
There were no problems at all in the four coats I applied to the top, sanding with 320 lightly in between the coats. On the last coat I sanded with 400 grit, 600 grit and 1000 grit (wet sanding with water on the 600 and 1000 grit). All of the sanding was done with a Makita 1/4 sheet sander and I didn’t really force down the sander in places or anything, just went along like usual. It was interesting as the water beaded up real nice on the finish which made me very pleased. The problem I had which I didn’t realize at first was that there are a few places on the edges that lightened up a lot as if I had sanded away all of the finish. Attached are the pictures I took of it in two places. Please confirm that I did blow through the finish or not, if it is another problem you noticed and if possible give me some pointers as to how to prevent this in the future or fix it.
Thank you all in advance and have a wonderful day!
P.S I plan on buffing this out using rottenstone after I go one grit higher and after I remedy the problem.
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