By Bob Flexner
Wood completing does not need to be advanced or complicated. it may be "boiled down" to easy step by step directions. and that is what this publication bargains; no technological know-how, no paintings, simply easily-to-follow instructions with plenty of photographs to teach you each step of the process.
Inside, you will discover particular directions on easy methods to end universal woods utilizing widely-available completing materials--the type of wooden, stains and end coats each domestic middle, paint shop or ironmongery store incorporates. simply fit the wooden to the ultimate colour and outcome you will have. Then stick with the step by step directions and get rid of the guesswork.
"Wood completing a hundred and one" is by way of Bob Flexner, who has been writing approximately and instructing wooden completing to hobbyists and pros for over two decades. enable Bob's years of expertise advisor you to appealing effects utilizing his effortless to appreciate directions.
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However the stain remains to be powerful sufficient to make it a useful selection over the difficult-to-control “wood conditioner. ” Gel stain isn’t for every little thing, even though, simply because usually you will have deep penetration to focus on the wood’s good looks. during this highly-figured wooden, gel stain (LEFT) is obviously no longer a sensible choice compared to grease stain (RIGHT). Gel Stains & Polyurethane; hassle: Low. what's IT? An oil stain that has been thickened so it doesn’t movement by itself. diversifications None THINS AND CLEANS UP WITH Mineral spirits (paint thinner). Thinning with mineral spirits isn't a good suggestion since it will smash the flow-resistant houses, turning the stain right into a liquid stain. with a view to skinny a gel stain, use a transparent gel varnish on “neutral” gel stain. the best way to establish it's categorised “gel stain” and is thick within the can like mayonnaise. principles FOR software • Wipe or brush a rainy coat onto the wooden. • Wipe off the surplus earlier than the stain dries. while to take advantage of On any wooden to alter its colour (darker, no longer lighter), yet particularly on blotch-prone pine and different softwoods, and on blotch-prone tight-grain hardwoods comparable to cherry, birch and maple. COMPATIBILITY you could practice any end over gel stain so long as the stain is dry. you can even observe gel stain over any end (for instance, to paint in a few dings and scratches), yet you have to then practice one other coat of end to maintain the colorant from being rubbed off. All oil-based gel stains might be combined to regulate the colour. merits • to prevent or decrease blotching in blotch-prone woods. • to alter the colour of the wooden. • To make a less expensive or plainer wooden appear like a dearer wooden. dangers • Deadens the richness of hugely figured woods. • Highlights flaws in wooden, together with mill marks (the device marks left by way of the machines that mill the lumber), dents, gouges and scratches. you should get those sanded out earlier than making use of the stain. • Makes finish grain darker until it truly is sanded good. • Dries swiftly. universal software difficulties • no longer getting the entire stain wiped off sooner than it dries. • Highlighting of flaws within the wooden. • Highlighting of finish grain. WHAT you wish (The following goods are all on hand from a house middle, paint shop or woodworking shop or catalog/website. ) • A pint or quart of gel stain. • A pint or quart of oil-based polyurethane. • A wide-mouth box. • A pint or quart of mineral spirits. • protecting gloves. • A paintbrush. top is an effective caliber that doesn’t shed bristles. you'll additionally use a foam brush or a cheap “chip” brush. • Stirring sticks. • A paint strainer. • Sheets of #320- or #400-grit sandpaper. • Lint-free rags similar to previous, fresh T-shirts, cheese textile or heavy responsibility paper towels. • A tack rag (optional). • A small brown paper bag. organize THE STAIN The thickness of gel stain often prevents the pigment from settling to the ground of the box, so shaking the stain is usually all that's precious for buying the stain able to use. it's also possible to stir the stain.