Yes, that’s correct about both shellac and lacquer. Gloss? You can get a little bit of sheen from buffing with wax. The key is in creating a perfect bonding environment. There are two main means of accomplishing this task. In other words--is there a way for me to do it that doesn't involve sanding? To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader. For a small box, I might just go with a hand application to avoid issues. the others you can get in any finish and you won't have to top coat them. Sweep, sweep, sweep or vacuum (no beater bar...just suction) every few days 2. For leveling I sand by hand dry with a cork sanding block using either 320 or 400 grit. Might improve the results. IP2000 and SF4000 with surbuf pads for the polish, like in your video. i.e. Yes, this terminology is very hard to discuss with a straight face. apply second coat. How to find all files containing only hex zeroes. Hi Marc So you might try a spot treatment and then buff that area separately from the rest of the surface, in hopes of getting it to look a little better and less noticeable than it is now. Down the middle of the table (the width) is a high gloss streak, as if it was mistakenly rubbed on; maybe from a high gloss oil on a rag? Thanks. I think I'll try to even it up with fine steel wool and no wax, then decide. Thanks will give it a try, Next time I know to start by checking out this site. Works on paint, varnish, enamel, lacquer, polyurethane and stain and is great for kitchen cabinets, wood moldings and door facings. What would you recomend?? Are there tests that reveal measurable difference between MinWax and other brands? either way, it's going to take some work. Thanks in advance! Dura Seal "gloss" instead of semi-gloss). Yes that would work. If there’s grit or if something falls into the finish, I’ll sand a bit. I like to use Festool Platin Abrasives, 500, 1000, and 2000. Would this finishing technique work on that type of surface as well? What should i use to stain my kitchenaid lift shelf? I called them and they suggest going up to 4000 with platin, then using sheepskin+MPA5000, then a medium/fine foam+MPA8000. If it is, you may want to contact the producer to find out what type of finish (polyurethane, urethane, acrylic, water based, aluminum oxide, ceramic, etc) and what line of product they would recommend. Rub the wood aggressively with a soft cloth to remove excess wax. Very well presented info. This finish is very smooth and silky. I would pick a spot that is hidden from view (I like behind a door). Great video! Great video and thanks for the info. Spackling could take some of the ridges away, but my concern would be taking some of the original finish away, when removed - not something I have tried or seen as a temp. The top of the box that I applied it to is Ambrosia Maple, and it literally feels like a slab of marble. Great video! Is Elastigirl's body shape her natural shape, or did she choose it? That process is called rubbing out. Solve for parameters so that a relation is always satisfied, How do rationalists justify the scientific method, Lovecraft (?) Best most durable paint finish is Fine Paints of Europe in Hollandlac Satin or Brilliant (oil base) http://www.houzz.com/projects/114114/Fine-Paints-of-Europe http://www.shearerpainting.com/blog/fine-paints-of-europe/ Benjamin Moore Advance is a great water based enamel http://www.shearerpainting.com/blog/paint/water-reduced-oil-enamel-review-advanced-by-benjamin-moore-paint-vs-proclassic-by-sherwin-williams/ The higher the sheen the better durability; but imperfections in substrate will show more. I do wet sand through the higher grits in the smoothing stage, but overall smoothing involves less time since each higher grit takes only a little time since in smoothing, the work is already level and it’s a matter of replacing larger scratches with smaller ones. Some products are very specific and others don't list this as "required". I recently had to start over while finishing a large slab. Messier process than I thought. 3) Will these videos always be there for us to refer to or should we capture some of the text you so expertly include below the video? I didn’t see my particular issue addressed in the comment thread, so thought I’d cross my fingers and see if you’re still responding. 1 coat lacq story about man trapped in dream, Grothendieck group of the category of boundary conditions of topological field theory. Anyone know how to 'de-gloss' polyurethane? Polish goes EVERYWHERE. 3. Yes, CA has been getting tough on finishes for years now. There are 3 coats gloss / 2 coats satin on top (the satin finish is essentially the same product as the gloss, but with suspended colloid to break up the sheen, if I understand correctly). If none of the above dissolves the finish, it is either varnish or poly. Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. I watched this during the Guild so I bought some Lacquer and thinner to try it out but one of the workers at Woodcraft said Lacquer is going away due to the chemicals in it; and sure enough the can of thinner read it is not being sold in CA.