Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice

Soap can be a surprisingly good furniture finish

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:36

28_bob_fexnerPopular in Denmark, using Ivory Flakes on solid woods like oak, pine, ash and beech can be a worthwhile experience

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Shellac’s value stands the test of time

Written by Greg Williams Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:17

16_greg_williamsThis all-natural resin that is a renewable resource dries to the touch in minutes and can be sanded or recoated rapidly

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Acetone can be an all-around solution

Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 21 December 2009 18:22

Since it's not considered a VOC and HAP, you can use as much as you need for cleaning or to make your finishes work

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Take the temperature of your coating

Written by Greg Williams Monday, 23 November 2009 19:05

16_greg_williamsWhen you are spraying a coating material with a spray gun, do you ever have days when the coating comes out more coarsely (larger droplets) or just won't flow out to a smooth and even covering? How about an aerosol that spits this morning when it didn't yesterday afternoon?

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Avoid shortcuts to prevent big mistakes

Written by Bob Flexner Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:20

School yourself thoroughly on how finishing products work and you won't find yourself redoing time-consuming tasks

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