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Rubbing the Finish The smooth, clear look that you see on expensive furniture and high-end musical instruments, such as pianos and guitars, is achieved by rubbing out the finish.Rubbing the finish removes dust nibs, brush marks and other imperfections, levels the surface, and gives an even sheen.
The only way you can get a super high gloss look is by rubbing the finish.Essentially, rubbing is sanding the finish with successively finer grits of sandpaper, along with a lubricant.There are two basic steps in rubbing.
The first step involves sanding the surface flat.The second step involves rubbing the finish to the level of gloss (or sheen) that you want.After you have rubbed out a few surfaces you can begin to adjust the basic rubbing schedule presented here.
Finishes to RubThe best finishes to rub are the evaporative finishes, shellac and lacquer.Multiple coats fuse together into one layer, and they cure brittle and hard.The reactive finishes (varnish and polyurethane) and coalescing finishes (water based) are more difficult to rub out.
The layers of these finishes do not fuse together - each layer sits on top of the previous layer, so if you rub through one layer into another...