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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.


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.


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