exiler Posted June 12, 2009 Report Share Posted June 12, 2009 Hello all, first time poster here. I have a flame maple body that I stained black with stewmac colortone dye, and after putting on a couple coats of sanding sealer, I'm noticing that the surface feels rough and the flame is not shimmering like I would expect it to. I'm wondering if it's because I didn't wet and sand the wood before staining it (which I didnt hear about until after i stained it) , so that now after being wet the wood is rougher than when I started and is too rough to shine. Or is this normal at this stage and after putting on more lacquer and polishing the final finish to a high gloss the shimmer will come back? I'm considering sanding the sealer off and starting over, but I'm worried that I won't be able to get all the sealer off and if I try to re-stain it'll come out really blotchy. (It's dyed in a bit of a burst pattern which I think will be really hard to recreate if any sealer remains) Anyone have advice? I've done a lacquer finish over a paint before, but this is my first time working with figured wood. It's also my first complete build so I want it to come out nice. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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