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    Default Did I not sand enough?

    Hi all,

    First varnish project so bear with me...
    Did I not sand enough on the bleached/water marked areas?

    Thanks in advance.

    Declan
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    Default Re: Did I not sand enough?

    Welcome to the WBF!

    I must admit I`m not sure what I`d do....Strip and stain, leave rustical.....dunno!

    The name is unusual, my first thought was a stove model "Harmony" like "Rayburn" or "Aga" :-)

    I exspect/hope someone will be along with some better advice!

    Greetings from Autumn(the season) in Germany,

    Alan.

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    Default Re: Did I not sand enough?

    It looks like that to me. Some pretty severely bleached out wood that was not prepped well enough (either sand through all the bleached wood, or bleach it all and condition/stain to your color)

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    I kind of like that rustic look. It goes with the copy.
    Jay

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    Default Re: Did I not sand enough?

    I like the way it looks.

    And welcome!

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    Default Re: Did I not sand enough?

    Lots of character. Give it a few more coats so it stays that way.

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    Just fine as is... if it ain't broke, don't fix 'er!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib Etheridge View Post
    Lots of character. Give it a few more coats so it stays that way.
    Thats what my wife said but it was just too bleached for me. Bought a palm sander and gave it another go today.
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    Default Re: Did I not sand enough?

    No idea where “Stove” came from. Stove in? As in ”stave” which is a nautical term I believe..

    Anyone got any other theories?

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    I don't have any technical advice, but I will say I like the second attempt better.

    Alex

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    I like the Spanish……'estufa'. I might even adopt the word for other purposes…………………..

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    I will opine they are off an old wooden power boat?
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    Now that I see the boat, which is a good looking one, I defiantly think you should leave the wood as is. By the way, after they have been exposed to the sun for
    a while. It will become more more subtle as it mellows out.
    Jay

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