|Forum topic by Michael James||posted 06-03-2010 07:02 PM||1101 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-03-2010 07:02 PM
This is a tough topic to search so I thought I’d try to solicit some opinions. I’m at the finishing stage for a red oak bunk bed I made my son and need some help.
I was planning on spraying the project but realized I just don’t have enough space to set up my spray area for this project – it’s just too big!. My thought was to use an aniline dye and glaze similar (in process) to my coffee tables but with different colours. I really liked the glaze look on these tables and wanted something similar on the bed. I realized last night that there is just not enough room to spray and allow for drying in my small, one car garage.
That being said, I’m leaning toward this process:
Distilled water to raise grain > Water-based Aniline Dye > Minwax Oil-based Stain > shellac > topcoat (probably some type of poly)
Before I completely ruin the bed is there anything I should realize? Has anyone done this before? Is there anything I could consider with the colours?
I have a test piece started, but that’s not substitution for experience on a large piece.
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