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Old 03-02-2013, 03:46 AM   #1
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Oak Full Velute Finishing Disaster

Anyone have much in the way of information as to why a painter would have so much trouble finishing a new oak handrail.
It started out fine. He stained it, finisher it with one coat. Seems that at that point things started going wrong. HO complained that it was sanded too much and is now uneven. (What I saw was light color on edge from lamination to lamination).
So then painter started laying on a jel stain (poorly).
The HO is not happy and wants it all sanded off. I wonder if it can be sanded off thoroughly without damaging the profile..
Anyone have any thoughts?

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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Re: Oak Full Velute Finishing Disaster

They would have been better off using a ScotchBrite pad to knock down the first coat, or waited to the second coat to sand.

When you say "sanded off" finish or back to bare wood?

Any light spots can be handled with dye.



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