|Forum topic by MalcolmLaurel||posted 04-07-2016 11:38 PM||407 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
04-07-2016 11:38 PM
I’m finishing a couple of small tables right now. Both have numerous coats of clear dewaxed shellac as a base, and I’m applying Deft brushing lacquer on the tops to better protect against spills. I’m using semi-gloss lacquer so scratches won’t show so much. I’ve done the same before and liked the semi-gloss look on an oak tabletop, but I’m not so sure this time (one is chestnut and the other is unknown, some have suggested it may be mulberry). I’ll decide after it dries, but:
Question 1: Is there any reason I can’t apply gloss lacquer over semi-gloss? I presume I’ll then have a gloss finish?
Question 2: Is it OK to mix brands? As I said I started with Deft semi-gloss, but I also have a can of Watco gloss lacquer (which looked gorgeous on another table until it got scratched).
Question 3: How best to fix that scratched tabletop? Sand and recoat? Or, I’ve heard suggestions of simply brushing lacquer thinner on, to melt and level the scratched surface?
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