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Forum topic by Gatorjim posted 07-21-2012 11:39 PM 819 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2012 11:39 PM

This is a box I am going to finnish I know from past experience that scratches that were not seen show up when stain is applied. Is there away to find them first?

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.


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#1 posted 07-22-2012 01:21 AM

Wipe the wood with mineral spirits and have a light slanted from one sidr onto the work piece.
What kind of wood is it and to what grit is it sanded?

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 01:38 AM

First apply your prefinsh like Charles Neil’s blotch control as the instructions tell how to. Then apply a light coat of thinned down water base dye stain. As you sand this will make all the scratches pop out,then just sand until the scratches are gone and re apply the blotch control before your final finish.

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 01:53 AM

Gerald I have seen people use mineral spirts to see the grain does it effect the stain latter? Not sure if I am asking this right. The wood is some sort of gum not sure exactly. When I took this picture it just had a basic sanding so far I have gone to 220 and it looks good but it seems there is always some pop up when I do the finnish.

a1jim I wonder if they sell it at ace. I have to go there tomorrow I will look
Thanks guys

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 02:05 AM

I’m sure they don’t sell Charles Blotch control there . You could use some thinned shellac as a blotch control but it’s not as good. It depends what kind of finish your going to use whether Mineral spirts will affect your finish.

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 02:11 AM

MS will not affect the stain/dye. I do not know if gum blotches. Snad a test peice to 220. Use a cork or hard felt block for best reults and go with the grain. wipe it off with MS and let it dry. The drying does not take long. Apply your dye/stain and after it dries apply your top coat. What top coat do you plan on using?
Try this and get back with me.

-- Jerry

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 02:13 AM

Thanks Jim my wife is telling me I am being to picky to just stain the darn thing lol

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 02:17 AM

Like Jerry said try a test piece first. But MS may affect your finish if your using a water base finish.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 02:33 AM

minwax wood finish gunstock stain minwax polyyrethane clear semi-gloss spray

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#9 posted 07-22-2012 02:54 AM

sounds like Oil finishes so no problem with MS. Just make sure what you use does not say water clean up.

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