|Forum topic by Siegel_KenEvil||posted 05-25-2012 12:57 PM||770 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-25-2012 12:57 PM
I made a raised letter sign with a wedding date burnt in with a wood burner on cherry. I’ve been applying coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss. Around a few of the depressed letters, the finish doesn’t seem to be building up. Every coat makes the problem are shrink but I’m wondering why this is.
I suspect it’s one of two issues;
1. the heat caused sap to surface around the letters preventing the finish to adhere
2. gravity is pulling the finish into the depressed letter leaving little finish around it.
So, what’s the fix for this situation and how do I prevent it in the future?
I’m going to run home and take some pictures to better show the problem. I’ll post them in an hour.