Janette Harvey Table November 23rd, 2018 - 07:42:31
The first thing we got to talk about is wood preparation. We got to get the wood ready for the stain and the finish. First thing: we're gonna do is a light sanding. Now I always stand in the direction of the grain of the wood yeah I like, starting with about a 120 grit yeah, maybe working up to 150 180 you're doing it by hand yeah. You know what first of all built Sanders to aggressor hay: they get you in trouble right palm Sanders, they're, okay, on a large project, but you know what you've always got your hand or, if your hand sanding, you got total control, so maybe 120 up to 150 Or 120, all right second thing you have to recognize is Woods unpredictable.
Those big pores can turn blotchy on you. We don't want that to happen, so we're gonna put on a coat of wood conditioner on here conditioner. This is going to help reduce the bitchiness. Now does it matter what species of wood we're working with? No, but especially good on the especially important on the softwoods, like fir pine, spruce sure, but even on your hardwoods it'll make a big difference, so just lay it on I'll show you what happens. I took a board here, so we've got a little bit of conditioner on this side. Is that right and down on this side over here? Well, let's see what happens when you put the stain on I'm gonna rub the stain on with a rag real quickly.
Here, just for our demonstration yeah - and you can see that our top portion closest to us, nice and even and look in the block, the look is a bitchiness we're getting down there yeah. It is tremendous right. We don't want that to happen to your table, so we're gonna. So once I put the conditioner on how long until I can put the stain wait, 15 minutes, but no more than two hours, okay, okay, it's good to know all right all right! So we've got a table right here, right conditioners on conditioners on there now it's time to put on our stain talk about techniques, for that yeah nice thing about stain, is you can put it on any way you want with a rag with a brush, even with An aerosol can like it we're going to use gun stock because this is going to bring out the grain of the wood, but it's not going to hide it. You know we don't want to paint something as beautiful as this Sun stock being the color you've chosen.