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post #1 of 3 Old 03-08-2015, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Finishing antique cypress barn wood

What's the best thing to finish old cypress with? I've used poly/spar urethane, don't like plasticity look. Trying lacquer now which I thought looke awesome how ever, table top is developing like light spot underneath finish that, almost look like lil dry, I don't know how to describe them fully. Any idea why these developed and any possibilities of getting them gone?

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A photo would be great. Can you tell us about the cypress? Is it dry,.. How dry? Is it rough cut or did you go through a full sanding schedule? Was there or is there another finish on it before the lacquer? Sounds like it could be moisture trapped. What type of lacquer are you using? Are you brushing or spraying?

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Can you be specific and tell us what products you used and how you applied them?
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barnwood, cypress, lacquer, white spots under finish

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