You may recall that I am in the process of refinishing the most-used portions of Eolian's interior. The work has gone well - until the desk that is.
Here something very strange is happening. Apparently there are zombies buried under the old finish. A light sanding followed by a fresh coat had this result: immediately after application, the old finish bubbled up, almost as if it was stripper I had applied instead of varnish. When the new varnish dried, I sanded off the ruined finish and applied another coat: same result. I know it is difficult to see in the picture, but when looking at the actual desk surface, there is a pattern visible - the bubbled sections look like wide brush strokes.
It was me that applied that old finish on the desk - 15 years ago - just the same as all the other portions of Eolian's interior that I have already successfully refinished. I can think of no explanation for this undead varnish rising up under the new finish.
Update: I decided that the only solution is to scape the zombie varnish brains completely off:
|Stripper removes zombie varnish brains|