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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.


Shading Can Increase Stain Color Intensity

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/01/2012 11:01AM

Shading is a great way to increase color intensity beyond your wipe stain. Here are some helpful spraying guidelines that will help lead your shade efforts to perfection.




Using Wipe Stains to Add Color to Wood Projects

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/25/2012 11:45AM

If you are using a wipe stain, you need to thoroughly wipe off the residue. It matters not if you applied the stain with a spray gun, a rag, a brush or by any other means. Failure to adequately wipe off the excess can cause disastrous results down the road.


Blotching: A Woodworker’s Nightmare

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/17/2012 11:32AM

Blotching is something that we woodworkers love to hate. It turns our beautiful wood into something less attractive than we would like.


Wood Dust Extraction

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/09/2012 8:57AM

This is a continuation of a series of blogs on the subject of sanding. Today's discussion is about dust extraction as it applies to white wood (bare wood) sanding as well as scuff sanding between coats.


White Wood Sanding: When Quality Is at Stake

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/03/2012 3:54AM

Are you familiar with your door supplier’s sanding schedule? Are you both prepping the same way? His white wood sanding schedule can make all the difference in the consistency of your stain job.


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