|Forum topic by wrtnaz||posted 03-06-2012 02:20 AM||5070 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-06-2012 02:20 AM
I am making a name plate that will go on a desk. It is basically a 3×3x18 block of cherry wood ripped at a 30 degree angle to leave an area that is for the name plaque to be applied. I was told that if you want to bring out the grain in any wood, you should use dyes instead of stains. With that info, i bought some trans-tint dye to use on the Cherry block of wood. I sanded the wood to 400 and then applied the dye mixed with alchohol. Now it seems that the wood has raised a little and it looks like “wet” blotchy wood. I have not resanded as of yet and plan too. But, I am wondering what i can use after resanding to make the wood look good and semi glossy. I really dont want it to look like a clear coat was applied. Rather, I would like it to look more “polished”. Any suggestions???
First i plan on resanding in the morning. And then probably applying a last coat of the dye if need be to give the block an even coat without blotching. is this what is required?
Lastly, do i need to apply some sort of sealer? Like i said i would really like to have a polished look instead of a shiny clear coat like polyurethene leaves.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I hope i have given enough info. Thanks again for your help