Finishing a stripped piece of furniture

Old 04-02-02, 08:16 AM
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Finishing a stripped piece of furniture

I have stripped and refinished plenty of furniture in previous years with no problems. Lately, I am experiencing tremendous problems in getting a finish to work. I use Campbells lacquer. I sand all over, clean with naptha, lacquer thinner, wax removers, mineral spirits, and have even tried denatured alcohol. None of these seem to clean the wax or silicone that has remained from the stripper. I have even tried loading the finish with fish eye and still I get the same rough cradder like finish. It will not sand and is difficult to correct. I have even tried to use shellac as a base coat and then spray lacquer over it, but this does not work either. Any help will be appreciated. Do I need to use polyurethane instead?
Old 04-02-02, 04:05 PM
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Polyurethane is less susceptible to fisheye, but it can still occur.

Looks like a complete strip, clean, etc., then a waterbase poly - that'll probably be your best bet to get past the fish eye bug.

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