I'm building a Warmoth parts bass. The neck is "wenge" and I was not happy with the appearance of the headstock, so I have veneered burl walnut to the headstock.
This is my first experience working with burl and I'm struggling to develop a finishing schedule. The goal is a gloss clear finish.
First attempt (on test pieces):
Light sand 220
wipe with mineral spirits
Minwax lacquer sanding sealer - one or two coats
This dried to a chaulky white..normal?
I wiped it down with Mineral spirits and sprayed a few coats of Minwax gloss laquer
The walnut is absorbing the laquer like a sponge.
Is there a better technique and/or products that I can use to seal the burl to allow build coats? I do quite a bit of boat building and I'm tempted to reach for the epoxy or spar varnish.
Any thoughts? Thank you!