|Forum topic by MarkTheFiddler||posted 06-19-2016 11:48 PM||439 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-19-2016 11:48 PM
I’m finishing my bathroom vanity top. I used a variety of woods in 2 inch strips. No one piece reaches from one side to the other.
I used the following scrap pieces.
I am applying the first coat of McClosky’s “Man O’ War” marine spar varnish clear. The final coat will be a satin finish.
The redish mahogany, Purple Heart, and zebra wood all bubbled up. The rest – nothing, nada, zip.
The zebra wood only has a few bubbles but they are the largest of all. The big one is about 3/16’s of an inch. The others have quite a few bubbles from 1/64 to 1/8 inch.
I’ll make my guess and give another detail. The 3 woods I mentioned did not drink up the first coat like the others.
The counter top has been in the garage for a few hours. I left the door open. There is a slight breeze this afternoon.
I’m guessing the breeze had something to do with the bubbles. What does your superior knowledge tell you?
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