How to Eliminate Blushing on Wood Furniture

Blushing is a light milky color in timber finishes, resulting in moisture is trapped under the end. It may penetrate in the end by long-term exposure to humidity, or could be introduced to the lacquer as water vapor in the first application. Blushing may also be caused when water is splashed on the wet or furniture items such as glasses are permitted to sit on the lacquer for a time period. Blushing can be eliminated with an application of denatured alcohol or a light coat of lacquer.

Wipe the blushed area lightly with a cloth dampened with denatured alcohol. Wipe gently; don’t use force. Wet the area with all the alcohol and wait until it disappears.

Wipe a different light coat of alcohol over the blushed place in the event the blushing remains after the first application.

Sand the blushed area with 180-grit or finer abrasive if the alcohol remedies did not sufficiently eliminate the blushing. Do not go deep, just sand off the gloss the lacquer. It ought to have a dull look when finished.

Apply 1 coat of lacquer onto the coated area. Wait 1 hour before handling.

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