Troubleshooting "Milky" Appearance in Finish
At the milky part, the top coat will come off easily with your finger nail. I tried a solution of 60% top coat and 40% lacquer sprayed over the existing finish. You could see the milky color disappear only to have some, (not all) of it return a day or two later. After six coats I can't get all of the milky color to disappear. I know what caused the original problem. Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions on fixing the problem without stripping?
From contributor G:
I think that the glaze had not dried completely before the top coats was sprayed. The look we are trying to achieve is highlighting the corners and joints with a black glaze. I don't know of any other way to get that look.
From Paul Snyder, forum technical advisor:
I agree on Contributor R's recommendation to strip. There's a window of opportunity with the oil-base glaze - topcoat after it flashes and before it starts to cure or wait until it reaches full cure. Sounds like you missed the window.
Also, as a precaution, I'd seal the glaze with a coat of vinyl. To get some color in the recesses only, you could use a fast drying spray glaze. Check with your supplier to see if they have one, or you can make your own.
From contributor S:
If you haven't stripped this already there is a product out there called Speed Clean that will wipe off the milky film wicking up through the finish.
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