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  • will8989
    Reply to finishing maple
    will8989
    That's what we are going for Dan. All of the face frames have turned out the lighter color. The grayish ones aren't face frames, they will be for the pullouts in the bottom cabinets. I suggested using the gray pieces for the back piece and the lighter color for the front and sides. The problem is,...
    09-28-2017, 10:55 AM
  • Dan A
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    Dan A
    For me I would pick the one on the left. For some reason I've always liked the lighter colors better. And like I said in the post that shows the wolf clock I made I don't know where I got maple into my head. The tree that was cut down was an elm not maple

    Dan
    09-27-2017, 05:33 PM
  • will8989
    Reply to finishing maple
    will8989
    The board on the left is maple sprayed with a water base finish for our cabinets. The ones on the right are also maple sprayed with same finish, they have a grayish look. Everything was handled the exact same way. After all it is SLRA doing this. Same maple bought at same time. The grayish is the color...
    09-27-2017, 12:37 PM
  • Dan A
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    Dan A
    Thank you all, I like getting advice like this instead of trial and error on my part. I still can't believe I read the can wrong when I got it Saturday. I do plan on posting photos soon. I have some other projects that I have finished and want to show them to the forum for any comments that may help...
    09-19-2017, 05:32 PM
  • Rolf
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    Rolf
    On the can of the Zinser that I have linked above it says it is OK with Lacquer. But I agree with Bill I would not risk lacquer on what you have now certainly not without a test piece.

    Betty I am not sure I have seen the end grain go grey on maple.
    09-19-2017, 04:33 PM
  • Bill Wilson
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    Bill Wilson
    I wouldn't put lacquer on it. Lacquer needs a specific sanding sealer that is compatible....
    09-19-2017, 01:47 PM
  • will8989
    Reply to finishing maple
    will8989
    My issue is the end grain of maple turns grayish, which I don't like. Trying to avoid that. Bruce said think of end grain as thousands of tiny little straws soaking up the finish. Where does he get this stuff from? His brain really works overtime. LOL
    09-19-2017, 01:26 PM
  • Rolf
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    Rolf
    The Zinser I used is shellac based and alcohol is a thinner for it. I suspect you got the water based Minwax since you could clean the brush in water. Like the others have said if you like the way it looks leave it alone. Could you post a picture for us?
    09-19-2017, 07:48 AM
  • handibunny
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    handibunny
    If it ain't broke . . .

    Seriously, without knowing what went wrong, you might end up with a mess on your clock. Of course you can leave it as is. It's your project, after all!
    09-18-2017, 07:25 PM
  • Dan A
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    Dan A
    Yes, it would appear that I'm more than a little confused. What I got was Min-wax sanding sealer not Zinnser seal coat.. I will have to look again at the link that Rolf has in an earlier part of this post. The Min-wax can does not call for any type of thinner to be used. It states that after dry I can...
    09-18-2017, 06:12 PM
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