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Forum topic by riverb posted 05-25-2011 03:04 AM 1452 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2011 03:04 AM

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The bar in our new house is pecan with shaker doors/paneling. I am pretty new to most of this and am trying to figure out how I should finish them. I am going to do a butcher block top but it will come later. I might have an airless spary rig i can use but for sure I can get a HVLP spray cup if that will help. I know that I will not be in a dust free environment when I apply. My wife has found a stain color that she like from Sherwin Williams, but I am not sure the best technique. On all of my other projects I have just used tung oil.

Also in a week or so our front door will be coming in and I will need to finish it as well. Any and all thoughts/suggestions will be much appreciated.


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#1 posted 05-25-2011 03:56 AM

If you have never done finish work of this type before I would stay away from an airless for sure. The hvlp are sorta mickey mouse for that type work also. If all your doing is one bar why dont you just brush, then wipe the stain. What type stain are you considering ? What is your topcoating ? The learning curve for the aforementioned spray equip. is a pretty fast one but do you really want to experiment with your kitchen ? Just my thoughts

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 04:35 AM

You are correct in the fact that I don’t really want to be experimenting with my kitchen, but i don’t have too much of an option at this point. I was planning on brushing on whatever I choose but just wanted to point out that I had the other options available to me.

I don’t really know what I am going to use as a topcoat yet. I was planning on using a wiping varnish as my stain. I am reading flexner’s finishing book but thought I would get you all thoughts.

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