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Trouble with Varnish

Posted By: Larry B <lbrown1114@aol.com> (209.177.204.214)
Date: 1/10/3 09:29

I just bought an antique table that I've recently put on a coat of Spar Varnish as I'd like to use it as an informal dining table. I believe the finish I applied this over was Shellac but I'm not certain. Everyone I talked to said the Spar Varnish would stick well to the Shellac(or anything for that matter) and it would look great.

So it's now been over 48 hours and this Varnish still is somewhat "soft" and there are even some small spots that are not simply not dry.

Well, on the small undried spots I tried rubbing some dry 660grit sandpaper. As I rubbed, the area started to become "cloudy white". I have no idea what to do now. I was going to sand b/w coats as many have suggested but I don't want to do it if I get this cloudy white effect.

Can anyone give me step by step instructions as to what I SHOULD have done and what I need to do further from my current state?

Thanks. LBrown.

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