Woodworking is one of the most popular fields of home DIY. The working of wood allows us to carry out large personal projects with which to decorate and furnish our homes. When working with wood we can count on certain tricks that facilitate and simplify the process, and today we will see some of them. […]
The primary goal of sanding is to produce a surface that doesn’t show machine marks or sanding scratches after you apply a stain or finish. If the scratch pattern can be made even, you may achieve satisfactory results sanding only to #150 grit. Stationary sanding machines are best for doing this, though hand sanding will also work, especially if you aren’t applying a stain.
The main reason you sand wood before applying a finish is to remove machine marks. All machine tools leave cuts or impressions in wood that are highlighted by stains and finishes, especially by stains. Before machine tools appeared in the mid-nineteenth century no sanding was needed. Indeed, there was no sandpaper. Wood was smoothed with hand planes and scrapers.
Hang out with Susan “Swooz” Hudson – Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint as she walks you though the basics of mixing and diluting our furniture paint for spraying. Jeff Garrett takes it from there and applies our Galvanized grey to the inside of some bar cabinets with our HVLP – Apollo Sprayers International sprayer and […]
National Sales Manager, Don Vargo today at TH&H – Hardwood & Hardware, Live demos #apollosprayers #hvlp #hvlpguns#turbospray #P5
ECO SERIES ASI-HVLP is designed for the DYI workshop finisher who desires high performance in a moderately priced HVLP Turbospray System. Over 50 years of only building the highest quality Turbo spray systems in the world has resulted in the best quality USA made semi-professional HVLP Turbo spray systems, the ECO-Series.
Yes. But here is what you need to know: Latex paints differ in their formulation, composition and viscosity. In the manufacturing process, many latex paints have coarse ground resins and pigments, unlike other coatings where the resins and pigments are finely ground. The reason is that latex paint is generally made to be brushed, rolled […]
IWF 2016 is the largest showcase of machinery, supplies and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking. There are thousands of products and innovations displayed and demonstrated live. It’s by far the most exciting event for woodworkers. August 25th we are hosting a special guest in our booth #5453. Master woodworker and television star, Chip […]
Thomas S. Stockton for his Traditional table….Congratulations Thomas, the finish was great and the inlay awesome also!
HVLP systems are not designed to spray heavier bodied latex paint. However, with some understanding you can successfully do so. The viscosity (thickness) of latex paint makes it hard for spray guns to fully atomize the paint, meaning that it’s difficult with a lower pressure turbine unit to break the material up into small enough […]
There are two kinds of ‘fillers’ – putty type fillers used to fill scratches, dents, and holes in wood, and grain (aka pore) fillers that serve to level out the surface of open grained woods. It’s the latter filler that concerns us here. Woods such as oak, ash, elm, mahogany, chestnut, walnut, wenge, and teak […]
So why would you use an oil finish? Many folks like the ‘close to the wood’ look of thinner oil finishes, it’s just getting the final sheen even and clear. One of the most prevalent questions/concerns is how to get the sheen of the finish even, especially satin sheens. The typical issue is that the sheen is streaked. […]
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Hvlp-Apollo Sprayers International turbines and accessories are back in. Precision-5 Series follows.
Apollo ECO-MINI selected 2nd place Reader’s Choice in a recent readers survey in Woodworkers Journal.
Spray a fine coating while wearing a fine fur coat- from our collection of early ads. It is amazing what advertising was like in the early days of the company. Here are some examples.
The way you prepare the wood for finishing, whether by sanding as most do, or by scraping or planing as some do, has no affect on the way the wood will look with the finish applied. Different finishes add more or less color to the wood, but if you aren’t staining the wood, the way […]
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There are just a few essential things you have to know to create a beautiful finish, like oil and water don’t mix. The finisher can work with many variables and a good finish is assured when the variables are in sync. The finisher can control the viscosity of the coating, the psi, (if you are […]
A tip from our friend Charles Neil: waterborne finishes often lack that warm butter feel solvents offer. It is because there is always a slight amount of overspray that doesn’t burn in. A quick rub with a paper bag or some brown craft paper and it’s like glass.