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Forum topic by Kran posted 12-02-2015 03:39 PM 527 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2015 03:39 PM

I am in the process of refinishing a dining room table. I stripped it, washed it, sanded it, applied the stain. I then sprayed two coats of lacquer. The second coat my spray gun dripped in a couple of spots. I waited for it to dry and then dipped a rag in some lacquer thinner and rubbed the drips. I applied some stain and then applied some lacquer. Now I still have low spots on the table. How can I build just the low spots without having to start all over.

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 09:12 PM

Are the low spots from using the lacquer thinner? It doesn’t seem like 2 coats would be enough to cause noticeable low spots, even if you stripped back to the bare wood. My best suggestion is to wet sand with some fine grit down enough that the low spots even out but without going all the way through to the wood. The build thin coats of lacquer back on to the finish you want.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 12-05-2015 04:30 PM

Thank you. I did just as you stayed and it looks beautiful.

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