Finishing is done by finishers. Finishers sniff fumes. Finishers teaching finishing forget fundamentals.
So I’ve heard.
Solvents are the key to understanding finishing techniques. Or at least an understanding of them will give you options for the finish that you apply. Come and learn how to apply simple finishes in our two day weekend courses, Jan. 30-31 from 10-5pm.
We will cover surface prep, sharpening scrapers [the key is the filing], chemical coloring, and then topcoats like waxes, oils and oil mixes, varnishes, and shellac, the miracle finish. Finally we finish the finish with rubbing out options, the key to successful finishing.
Come in to the Studio ignorant of all those mysterious cans of finish on the shelves and leave armed with knowledge, some practice, and a slew of sample boards for your shop. Never fear finishes again.