I had to strip paint off some doors last week and they cleaned up quite well. After stripping I washed off with water and sanded. I waited 30 to 36 hours before refinishing, and sprayed on two coats of lacquer primer and finish coat. After drying, I noticed a couple had glossy spots on them, about 1/2" wide and 2" or 3" long. I am sure it is something to do with the stripper. What can I do to correct this and prevent it in the future?
From contributor R:
Could be some of the wax that's in the stripper wasn't quite washed off well enough when you did your water rinse. You might give those areas a gentle wipe with a rag dipped in naphtha. It might be that in a few days everything will look normal even without the Naphtha.
This ain't for the weak of heart, but gasoline works wonders for leaching wax or oil out of raw wood. In your case, it might be too late. When you applied your primer, did those glossy spots show up, or was it after you applied your final coats?