|Forum topic by BrownTown||posted 06-25-2016 03:08 AM||424 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-25-2016 03:08 AM
First timer to the forums here, so please direct me in the proper etiquette in any way necessary.
I’m currently at the stage of finishing a tabletop composed of red oak for which I am being paid. I am going to be using General Finishes water based wood stain in antique oak, which I have used on past tables with great success. I am a garage worker so I use whatever materials are available. In this case I used some washed and reused shop rags (courtesy of the golf course I used to work at) as padding for the table top, as I had it flipped over on my portable bench for some work to be done on the backside. I’ve now flipped it over to prepare the top for finishing with multiple cycles of wetting to raise grain and sanding to smooth (120 grit) and the rags have left some distinct patches of something that is apparently oily. My concern is that these patches with be telegraphed into the water based stain finish. What can I do to ensure that this will not happen? A wiping of mineral spirits, or will my cycles of wetting/sanding take care of it? Any help or suggestions will be more than appreciated as I have about 85 hours into the entire table (nights/weekends) and I simply could not bear the idea of starting over.
Regards to any/all replies,