X-post to Painting - Shellac disaster!
Help - for lack of climate-controlled clean workspace, I've been finishing doors in a corner of my bedroom. I was brushing a slightly thinned coat of Sealcoat on the latest door when I dropped the can on the door, putting a ding in it and splattering shellac all over the door, the wall, and about a quarter-sized spill on the carpet where I didn't have it covered by the drop cloth.
I immediately soaked a rag in DNA and started wiping the wall, but I can still see splatters. I poured a little on the carpet (after folding back the drop cloth with the puddle and can on it) and sopped it up with a dry rag.
So, will I always have splatters on my matte paint? I think we're going to have to repaint the wall (not a problem, have other painting to do), but will the shellac spots show through? Is there anything else I can do to clean the wall and the carpet?
I'd also appreciate any advise for dealing with the ding and the splatters on the finished door. I was going to go over the shellac with poly anyway, just thought I'd try shellac on top of the (cured, did it on Friday) gel stain to see what it looked like. At least this is on the inside of a closet.