Originally Posted by Perna
I have just had a similar problem when revarnishing a cherry coloured door. The bits where it had gone right back to the wood were a much lighter colour than the rest when the new varnish went on.
The solution was simple once I'd found a suitably stained varnish, (had to try a few as they seem to come out looking nothing like what's on the lid). You've already got the clear varnish on and dry so this stained varnish will not soak into the wood and irretrievably change the colour
. It can be applied with something like an artist's paint
brush and feathered into a new wet coat of the clear varnish as much or as little as you like. The end result was a big improvement on the patchy effect beforehand.
Thank you Perna, I wish you shared that information 3 days ago !
Yeah it took me some sanding
to get rid of the too-red-cherry stained varnish, and could not totally remove it actually... well, not too bad, that was just a small part.
I just finished a clear varnish coat and will proceed with the stained varnish tomorrow.
I was not so happy with the table top so I gently sanded it with 400 grit and this time I used a roller instead of a brush. Looks good ! Will see when it is dry.
However that same roller did not bring the same effect on other table top I decided to varnish this morning. When looking closely it looks a bit like orange peel. its like the varnish does not hold on many small spots & scratches. Maybe I should try to make thinner layers ?