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Video: IMO The Best and Easiest Way to Finish Pine

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Blog entry by JSB posted 550 days ago 2615 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my opinion this is the best and easiest way to finish pine projects. This isn’t the greatest demonstration but hopefully I was able to show how easy it is to finish pine. The product I am using is Zinzer’s Amber Shellac. I suppose you could get similar results using a shellac compatible tint or dye for brown tones but I have not tried. I have never messed up a project using this method. The video is a little on the long side so I do apologize. I would love to hear any comments, suggestions, or questions you might have. Im not the best at explaining things but I try and always have a lot of fun making these videos. Thanks for watching.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com



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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 549 days ago

great video jay,thanks for sharing.got a couple questions.

1)left over shellac does it keep for anytime or do you just dispose of it?

2)how long do you normally wait between the first coat and sanding,you said it dries quick but i might have missed how long you said.

thanks for the info on spraying,with the type of guns you have.

marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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JSB

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#2 posted 549 days ago

Hey Marty. Thanks for the questions.
-I have read shellac generally has a shelf life of around 1 year. Fortunately I never have any problems as my mix doesn’t last but a couple months at most before it is all used.
-I sand as soon as it is completely dry to the touch. Keep in mind the humidity. On a dry summer day I can sand within 20 minutes or so as it dries extremely quick. When I recorded this I had to wait longer because of this crazy humidity we are having right now. I probably could of sanded within an hour or two but It was too late so I let it sit overnight.
-I have 3 guns for spraying. Each has no problem with the shellac. 2 cheepo Campbel Hausfeld (spelling?) with a .8mm tip and a 1.4mm tip for color and clear and a dedicated $14 HF HVLP gun for clear only. They all work with no problems.
Have a good day! :)

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 549 days ago

Nice video. Thanks for taking the time to create it. I also use Deft (sprayed) for the finish and like it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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JSB

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#4 posted 549 days ago

Hey MT_Stringer. When you spray your Deft do you thin it any? I have only tried thinning it the way I mentioned but was curious if there was a better way.
Thanks!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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