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Forum topic by handyherald posted 08-08-2011 05:50 PM 17980 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2011 05:50 PM

Well as I have been a member for over a year now but as yet haven’t posted anything I figured it was about time. I have a problem. I just finished a table top with famowood glaze coat. I did two coats. The first coat had some areas that did not completely cover some small areas. I figured another coat would take care of these problems. Well some issues were solved but others popped up. The second coat never completely leveled. I don’t know if it was because I worked it too much or if it is something else.

So my question is… Solutions? Do I recoat it or can I sand it down? If I sand it down to an even finish, can I still get a good shine and how long should I wait to sand the full 72 hour cure? Sanding would be my preferred method as I am a little gun shy with using the produce again after my first two attempts.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Your fellow lumberjock

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 05:52 PM

If you glazed over a non-glazed gap, you’ve either got to expertly re-glaze the gap or take the finish back down. I’ve actually done this before. I tried to “patch” the insufficiently glazed spots and generally made a mess of the whole thing. I’d vote for taking the finish down and cutting your losses. However, someone here might have a magical solution that I haven’t thought of. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 07:22 PM

Thanks but the problem isn’t with the gap that actually looks great. The surface just has runs in it for lack of a better word. The second coat didn’t completely level so there are marks from the application on the surface. Everything does have at least an 1/8 finish on it.

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 08:02 PM

I just completed applying glaze coat and it looks good except the edges are raised. Can I sand them?

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 09:56 PM

Hi, I have encountered a similar problem with the glaze coat. I made a second pour and it corrected some of the ripples and dimples but there are now new lines that have occurred. Can some tell me what is the best way to sand or cut down the Famowood Glaze coat down? Thank you!

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