I'm sure this question has been raised before, but could someone fill me
in. I want to use a water soluble aniline dye on pine, but before I do so
what is the procedure for wood preparation. Thank you.
Suggest you sand to 180 -220. Spray the surface with water to raise the grain.
Lightly sand again to remove the fuzz. Wipe with a just damp rag. Spray the dye
on using very light coats. Cheers, JG
Art Lindquist wrote:
I've had good luck pre-treating the pine with a glue size before
staining (using oil-based stains).
I keep my glue brushes in an old plastic cup full of water (topping
off as necessary). After a while, the water becomes a weak size
perfect for application prior to staining.
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