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You should absolutely not apply mineral oil prior to painting. It will almost certainly interfere with the paint adhering and/or curing.


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Just continue to do a light sanding with 120, just to knock off any fuzziness, then continue with adding more coats of shellac. Don't use a paint brush, but instead use an applicator pad which you make them by hand. The awesome thing about Shellac is that you can add more coats without sanding because the thinners that is used allows the base Shellac to ...


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I thought maybe with application of some more coats it would smooth out, but that doesn't seem to be happening. If you were French polishing it could if you took it far enough (i.e. spent enough time on it!) but very broadly speaking grain was filled before application of shellac started, and this would have greatly lessened what you're seeing here I think. ...


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