well i am gonna show a problem i have ran into.. and its just that a run or two. i have never had trouble with shellac before but have this time. i sanded this to 150 grit by RO sander, then assembled, had glue squeeze out, cleaned that up with dry rag and a scraper after it was assembled. sanded by hand to 220 checked the glue squeeze areas with dna, no signs of WHITE, but when i started sprayun the hand mixed garnet shellac, i instantly got problem areas. this has been sanded in between coats lightly with 320 and more aggressive when i had trouble. the first pic shows a strange pattern where the rails meet the sides??? like it was repelling the finish back from that area,, like a glow or magnetic field saying stay away from this joint? then when you tip your gun to spray underneath a rail you find out the top has cracked since you last use and you get drops of shellac in your shelf area. of course this is after you have sprayed other areas and its had chance to dry out some already. ok so i will stop complaining and ask the question ,, to the finish gurus like dave hawksford and such here.. i have tried to smooth out the troubled areas when they were wet the next coat and got them better but still not good.. this now has 4 coats of shellac on it.. oh one more thing does shellac go bad in the flake stage? and if so what are the symptoms of bad shellac,, this was around a 2lb cut +or-... thanks for any help..also am looking at covering this up and could go with a stain or glaze to brown it up some maybe even a toner in laquer which is next after i get some answers..
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