Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice
Monday, 09 March 2009 15:30
It’s winter and it’s cold. All finishes dry and harden slower in cold temperatures. Some, such as conversion varnish, don’t cure properly at all.
Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:45
Finishing can be a very challenging step in creating anything made of wood.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008 21:05
No occurrence in finishing is worse than having layers of finish peel or chip from each other or from the wood, especially after a job has been delivered and installed.
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 17:23Finishers are generally familiar with blushing in lacquer, a cloudy white appearance in a lacquer coating caused by a reaction with moisture. What many don’t know, however, is that water and alcohol spots or rings are chemically identical to blushing, and can be removed the same way. Even the marks left by a hot pizza box placed on the conference table can be treated similarly.
Tuesday, 04 November 2008 17:10If you run your spray gun off a compressor, you know you have an infinite range of pressure you can use. Too little pressure, however, and you don’t get the best atomization — you get orange peel. Too much pressure, and you waste material because of excessive bounce-back.
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