Can I remove glaze that dried before wood graining was complete?


This was on the interior side of a 6 panel metal door we were trying to make look like oak, but could not get the effect we wanted. The glaze was mixed with polyurethane.  Is there a way to remove just the glaze or will we have to start over with the base paint?

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  1. It might be best to simply start over with the base paint. But if you want to try to remove just the glaze, you can use a few different methods.

    1. **Use a Solvent**: Try using a solvent like denatured alcohol or paint thinner to soften the glaze. Apply the solvent to a clean rag and gently rub the affected area in a circular motion. This should help break down the glaze and make it easier to remove.

    2. **Heat Gun Method**: Another option is to use a heat gun to soften the glaze. Hold the heat gun a few inches away from the surface and move it back and forth over the dried glaze until it softens. Be careful not to apply too much heat, as it can damage the metal door.

    3. **Scraping**: You can also try using a plastic scraper or putty knife to gently scrape off the dried glaze. Be sure to work slowly and carefully to avoid damaging the door’s surface.

    4. **Sandpaper**: If the above methods do not work, you can try using fine-grit sandpaper to carefully sand away the dried glaze. This method may require repainting or refinishing the door to restore it to its original appearance.

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