Help . . . .
I'm in the finishing stages of a project using some varieties of mahogany.
I was hoping that shellac would fill the open pores and after enough coats would give me a smooth finish. Doesn't appear to be happening after 6 - 8 coats of Bullseye Shellac.
The open pores remain open. I'd post pictures but then I'd ruin the surprise on the box swap. I'd rather ruin it when the open the box and see my creation . . .
Anyway - since I'm 6 - 8 coats in I'm not sure I can use a pore filler - if I could find one. Is this due to the open pores of the wood or am I missing something? Should I thin the shellac so it flows into the pores? Is 6 -8 coats a mere pittance when using shellac?
I'll try to post a cropped picture in a short while.