|Forum topic by headkone||posted 377 days ago||591 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
377 days ago
This is day 2 of a 5 day stain, clear-coat and paint job. I hired a painting/staining to stain and paint a new 23×17ft home theater room that was lined with maple wainscoting, pillars and moulding. Most of the flat surfaces are pretty good, but most of the Crown & PM6 moulding is very blotchy. I think I have a big problem :-(
I talked to him several times about maple blotching and he assured me he had stained maple cabinets before with no problem. Apparently, he sprayed on the stain while a helper wiped off the excess.
From the supplies, it doesn’t look like he used any pre-stain conditioner, dewax or cut shellac. I just see cans of Sherwin Williams Stain, sanding lacquer sealant, and lacquer thinner.
Now what!? I think the crown and PM6 moulding will be especially hard to sand off the botchy stain. Are their any solvents that can be used to absorb or lighten the stain with a bleach or color remover instead? If not, what can be done at this point?
O.B.T.W. Labor is cheap down here in Houston. A couple guys sanding for a day would probably work, but sandpaper won’t work in the crevices… Are there special contour forming sanding blocks available or mini-sand blasters?