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Forum topic by Jon1094 posted 05-12-2012 08:00 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2012 08:00 PM

First post here everyone…thank you for the help.

I just put the seventh and final coat of lacquer on a chessboard. I used wood filler, packed it into the grain and used a painters spatula to smear it in. I waited for it to dry and applied a coat of shellac. I applied seven coats of lacquer and am now noticing that there are little light colored strips appearing along the grain of the wood. The strips are about 1-2 mm long. I used maple and walnut and the strips are only appearing in the walnut. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 12:42 AM

Did you wipe the filler off? Sounds like you didn’t clean all the filler off before sealing. You will have to strip off the lacquer to clean off the filler. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. It has happened to me before. Only takes once. Good luck. bob

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 01:14 AM

This is what I’ve got so far. I sanded the surface after I put the wood filler on and used a tack cloth afterwards. It only appeared after the fifth or so coat of lacquer.

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 03:55 AM

It looks like your tack cloth didn’t get all the dust out and it got trapped under the next layer of lacquer. Are you sanding between coats? If so it could be lacquer sanding dust trapped in the low spots. I’ve had this issue sanding between coats on walnut before.I had to use something wet like mineral spirits or water with a rag to get it out of the low spots. Just a thought.

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 10:50 AM

Maybe that’s it…I did knock down a few spots on the lacquer with paper between some of the coats. I don’t think I wiped it off but it didn’t look like anything was there. Well that wont happen again. Dang! Thanks for all the help.

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