Surfacing after dyeing

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Forum topic by brtech posted 12-02-2011 01:21 AM 696 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2011 01:21 AM

I’d like to build a box that has a glue up top/sides, where one of the component parts is a dyed wood, probably oak. I’m expecting that I’ll have to surface the glued up panel (planer and/or sand). Can I do that AFTER dyeing?

I’m not too concerned about the edges, I’m mostly concerned about the surface.

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 02:26 AM

Do most of your surfacing/sanding before dying. You’ll have to do a little fine sanding after, but it should be minimal. You want the surface smooth so the dye is consistent and not blotchy. If you are using water-based dye, raise the grain first, and fine sand before dying. It gets harder to do after, so I’m told.


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