Once again, I find myself turning to the professionals for answers.
I have recently been approached and asked if I would finish a door with two
sidelights. The builder ordered the door without finish for a house he is
building but has run out of time. He will supply all the materials I
request for the 7-foot door (including the sidelights) and wants me to do
the hands-on work. It is made of knotty poplar and anyway I look at it, the
job will probably take four coats (sealer, stain, two topcoats) to complete.
Since I do not have an HVLP system, I will using a brush (with ample amounts
of Floetrol--or similar product).
I recently read (within the past 2-3 months) an article in one of my monthly
magazines (it MAY have been Fine Woodworking, but I am unable to put my
hands on it) that described a process for finishing outdoor projects with
some kind of new epoxy lacquer. According to the article, this stuff is
the greatest stuff yet for anything exposed to the sun. . .like this door
Your help with (a) a fair price to charge for the work and (b) the site of
the article regarding the finishing process mentioned above is TRULY
Lake Travis, TX