Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice

Use Finish-Up and clean up a new line of business

Written by Greg Williams Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

gregwilliamsHow many times have you had to pass up a potentially lucrative on-site job because of problems associated with odor, fumes or overspray.



Airless sprayers have their own unique flair

Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00

Many finishers use airless pumps and spray guns even though they don’t produce the highest quality results. Conventional compressed air, HVLP turbine and compressed air, and air-assisted airless are all capable of producing noticeably less orange peel if adjusted properly.



Make your mark with the right stain

Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

28_bob_fexnerA wood stain is a colorant (pigment or dye) and a binder (some sort of finish) with a lot of thinner added so the excess stain is easy to wipe off. This leaves some color in or on the wood.



Lighten up, there are many ways to mask discoloration

Written by Greg Williams Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

gregwilliamsIn the second of a two-part series, the author looks at ways to completely hide undesirable color variances



Bleach can make your pieces brighter and lighter

Written by Greg Williams Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

gregwilliamsWood furniture gets refinished for a variety of reasons. The finish might be worn or damaged or the appearance is simply no longer pleasing to the customer. If the piece needs more color, such as a darker color or a different sheen, that’s not much of a problem. But if the customer wants a lighter or brighter color that can’t be accomplished without removing, neutralizing or hiding the existing darker color, the job becomes a challenge.



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