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Dye and Wipe Finishing Options

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/19/2012 9:13AM

Depending on the look required of a project and the species of wood involved, a dye and a wipe may be a better finishing option.


Dark Cabinet Colors? Use A Dye and A Wipe

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/12/2012 11:25AM

Trends in kitchen cabinet colors continue to leaning towards darker, more furniture-like colors. Depending on the look required and the species of wood involved, a dye and a wipe may be the ticket.


More On Color Shaders

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/05/2012 10:44AM

If you take the time to apply a good post-cat sealer over your wipe stain before you apply your shader then you gain some advantages.


Recipe for Creating Color Shaders

By Bernie Botttens Posted: 06/28/2012 11:06AM

Today we are going to talk about the nuts and bolts of creating shaders. Speed and distance are your friends when applying color with a spray gun but color intensity is of equal importance.




Do You Know How to Make a Wipe Stain?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/21/2012 9:25AM

Today I’m continuing our discussion of color applications; first by finishing a few pointers on wiping stains and then on how to develop your own stain recipe.


Shader Recipes and Wipe Discussion

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/15/2012 10:40AM

Today we are going to continue through a multi-week progression on color application.


Finishing: How to Avoid Blotching

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/12/2012 10:29AM

Areas where the grain of the wood allows the stain to enter easiest are susceptible to blotched, uneven staining.


Create Great Finishes With The Proper Techniques

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/07/2012 9:47AM

This week and next I am going to talk more in detail about proper methods and finishing techniques to use.


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