|Forum topic by Jon1094||posted 05-19-2012 10:15 AM||1765 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-19-2012 10:15 AM
So I finished my chessboard and sanded to 220 grit. I used mineral spirits to clean it off and wiped with a tack cloth. I made sure my garage was very clean before proceeding.
I used wood grain filler on the top of the board only. I can’t remember the brand but I bought it from Woodcraft. The filler said that it was “transparent”. I used the filler, let it dry, and then rubbed it to a dull shine with a cloth. After six coats of lacquer I started noticing these white lines in the walnut grain. I ended up sanding it down and removing the wood filler altogether.
I have since begun to re-finish the top and have about fifteen coats of lacquer on it. I still have more to go due to the lacquer falling into the grain but I can’t figure out how to make it so that the wood filler wont show up. If I tint the wood filler wont it make the maple look bad? I won’t be able to smear it over the top without hitting the maple. Please help!!