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



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



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



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?



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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