|Forum topic by MalcolmLaurel||posted 04-29-2014 10:41 PM||1051 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-29-2014 10:41 PM
So here I have this live edge table I recently finished. The tabletop has 5 or 6 coats of Zinser dewaxed shellac, left to dry for about a week, then 3 coats of Watco gloss lacquer. Looked beautiful (and still does, from a distance). Did the lacquer on a Tuesday, then on Thursday night I wrapped the table in a blanket to protect the finish and put it in my car to take it up to the cabin the following day. Got rather warm in the car in the parking lot at work on Friday morning, so after lunch I left the windows cracked, and drove up to the cabin after work.
When I unwrapped the table, there were two small (about 3/8” diameter) bubbles in the finish, and another slightly rough area, all of which I’m pretty sure weren’t there before. I’m guessing the heat made something outgas and perhaps softened the finish in one spot… anybody see anything like this before? One of the legs (which are just shellac with no lacquer) stuck to the blanket but it didn’t leave any mark.
I pricked the bubbles with a pin and they pressed down flat, but still show. At this point I’m debating how (or if) to fix it. I guess the thing to do is to sand it all over, sanding the bubbled areas down to the shellac, and recoat with more lacquer, laying it on heavy over the bubbled areas?
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