Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00
The EPA issued a proposed rule on Jan. 12 that would ban or restrict the use of methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone in paint and coating removers for most consumer and commercial applications. Interestingly, this rule doesn’t apply to professional refinishing shops, though the EPA said they would revisit this exemption as they gather more information.
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00
A professional associate of mine wants to make a copy of a classic sofa. The original has endured normal wear and tear, leaving a patina the owner describes as “warm and golden brown, soft and smooth, light-reflecting, but not glossy, inviting a touch of the hand as much as the view of the eye.”
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00
Even before you begin a project or a production run, you should think about which finish you’re going to use. It could influence what you’re trying to achieve.
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00
I was introduced to glazes after having some experience with dye and pigment stains, sealer and topcoats, filler and shading lacquers. And I was flabbergasted. I asked, “Why didn’t you show me this sooner?” It was remarkably easy to understand and execute and did so many wonderful things to a finish, multiplying the looks I could achieve by hundreds of variations.
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00
Most people try making sense of finishes by identifying the resin they’re made from: polyurethane, nitrocellulose, alkyd, acrylic, etc. But doing this doesn’t work well.
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