100 steps to a great finish
I have written about finishing douglas fir before, but I keep getting lots of questions about it so here I go.
Sand to 220. Get in the grooves.
Making the washcoat to prevent blotching .. 90% Mineral Spirits
Washcoat Part 2: 10% Boiled Linseed Oil
Apply Washcoat with cloth.
Inspecting the coat. If there are any sanding marks or glue spots this is the time to get them.
Applying stain with brush.
Get into the grooves with a glue brush.
Cleaning excess stain with screwdriver and cloth.
After 2 coats.
Seal coat time: Slightly Thinned Dewaxed Shellac
Shellacing with a rubber(rolled cloth in another cloth).
Sanding between coats with 320. Just enough to bring down the tackiness.
Wiping on the Minwax Wipe on Poly.
3 coats of Satin!
Finally I am ready to install! Along with some more drawer fronts.
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