|Forum topic by Dave11||posted 03-04-2016 11:25 PM||295 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-04-2016 11:25 PM
Pic is of a door from 1951. Was originally stained and then I believe varnished, to a golden/brown color. Then had multiple coats of paint over the years, which I removed. Then I wanted to experiment with shellac, so in the pic the door has had three coats.
It looks a bit splotchy, and I thought it might be due to my brushing technique, so I slightly sanded the dark spots, made them lighter than the surrounding finish, then lightly coated them again. Same splotches return.
Does that mean the wood is the cause? Before the shellac, it was a very pale color, and I’m wondering if these are areas of grain irregularity that are becoming more noticeable due to the finish.
Was this perhaps a door meant only to be painted, or heavily coated?
I could paint it now I guess