Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: from SC. now in Alabama
Help on a refinishing box
Hello everyone, you got a NewB here (to a forum). I can use a little help on a finish. Several years ago I built my wife a walnut & mahogany jewelry box. She past in 2006 and I wanted to clean it up (been in storage) and give it to one of my Granddaughters.
So I sanded it until I got to the wood, then wiped it down with either denatured alcohol or mineral sprits and put about 8 coats of deft on it. Didnít really notice it until a day later, but I had fish eyes in the finish.
I can remember wiping it down with tung oil to give it some shine back, but this was years ago and I would have thought after sanding it down and a chemical wipe down any tung oil would be gone.
I know I have to sand all the coats off again, but should I wipe it down with lacquer thinner this time.