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Forum topic by Mark posted 12-30-2015 01:05 AM 453 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2015 01:05 AM

Afternoon all. I have turned a mid sized hollow form. Wiped it down with WOP to pop the grain and stayed 3 – 4 coats of water born Varathane from a rattle can. I noticed the is a bit of orange peel present in the finish. The kicker is this is to be a present for some close friends on New Years Eve.
!) i used semi gloss but I’m thinking I should have used a gloss.
2) Can I buff it out with 600 grit or will that take off all the finish (I would think)?
3) 0000 steel wool?? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and a Happy New year.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 12-30-2015 01:12 AM

If you let things dry sufficiently before recoating and the orange peel is just from your spray technique than a rub with 0000 steel wool and a coat of paste wax should be fine. The rubdown and waxing will knock the sheen down too, so it’ll look how you want it to.

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#2 posted 12-30-2015 10:18 PM

I agree with the above, try the steel wool, not familiar with the Varathane. Have a happy and safe New Year and enjoy.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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