Read the latest blogs on wood finishing techniques from Bernie Bottens. Stay informed on ways to finish your wood products.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 08/16/2012 10:00:00 AM
Finishing the discussion on how tape can reduce splintering followed by an explanation on how water-based wood putty helps fill cracks and holes in your wood project.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 08/09/2012 10:00:00 AM
How masking tape prevents red oak splintering during cuts and guides your project cleanly. And a finishing guy admits he hates sanding.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 07/26/2012 9:28:00 AM
Bernie recommends the latest finishing book, "Wood Finishing 2.0," from an old friend.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 07/19/2012 9:13:00 AM
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.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 07/12/2012 11:25:00 AM
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.
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 07/05/2012 10:44:00 AM
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.
By Bernie Botttens | Updated: 06/28/2012 11:06:00 AM
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.