shellac seal coat screw up?

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Forum topic by trsnider posted 05-10-2016 02:40 AM 632 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2016 02:40 AM

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I tell y’all what—ya jest gotta be thinkin all the time—no matter how simple/trivial ya think tonights task is. :)

I was putting a seal coat on oak panels before staining and grabbed the wrong can of shellac. I used a 3lb cut instead of diluting it. I’ve scraped & sanded most of it off. Should I: 1. try to get (most of the) rest out with denatured alcohol and reapply the wash coat? b. Let it be and stain over the sanded off finish? 3. None of the above?
The oak is pretty coarse / open grain and the point was to try and even out the stain as much as possible.

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 03:04 AM

It should be fine if you just wipe it down with denatured Alcohol. On open grain wood, it’s a good Idea to use some grain filler on it .

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