& Finishing Techniques
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will enrich the tone and bring out the grains of otherwise
ordinary wood. There ore two types to choose from - water
stain and oil stain. Water stains are more permanent and penetrate
deeper than oil stains, but oil stains are easier to apply
and will not raise the grain of the wood.
stain with a brush or a sponge, then wipe off the excess with
a rag. Brush a little water or linseed oil on end grains before
staining to keep them from absorbing too much stain and appearing
darker than the rest of the project.
the stain is dry, apply a wash coat of one part shellac, seven
parts alcohol. This will keep the stain from bleeding into
the finish. If you use lacquer as your final finish, use lacquer
sealer for a wash coat. Sand the dry coat with 6/0 - 7/0 sandpaper
and wipe clean.
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