I'm a newbie finisher who just stripped an old fir window frame. The
stripping went fine, and I've done the following:
(1) Applied an oil-based wood conditioner
(2) Applied Prelude's Mahogany stain and sealer.
This looks good so far (thanks to testing all over the back), but I'd
like to get the finish blacker if I can. I have black shading/glazing
stain, but I'm not sure if this is the right thing to do and/or if I
need a sprayer to apply it. Can anyone suggest a good way to make the
finish blacker without losing the grain? Thanks for any help.
On 4 Apr 2004 22:15:36 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Weagle)
You can try a toner from an aerosol can, or a wipe on glaze. Go light
with the toner, as it will seem to "develop" after you've sprayed.
It's much easier to add more than to take it off. Glazes need to be
clear topcoated quickly, or they won't hold up.
See if you can pick up Bob Flexner's "Understanding Wood Finishing" at
a library, bookstore, or Amazon. Both techniques are nicely detailed.
As usual, practice on the back! <G>
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