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BuyoMasilla

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676 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: finishing oak question spray gun sanding

Greetings Fellow LJs,

I’m working on a 1/2 oak plywood “box”. May be closer to a hanging shelf/cabinet. I suppose that is not the issue. The poject is almost ready but my selection of hinges stopped me for now. The project will reside in the laundry room and will hide the dryer’s vent “pipe/coil” as it exits the house.

I applied a finish which my wife pointed out is less than ideal. I applied a “one day fnish” and it turned out lighter and less shiny than the cabinets I’m trying to match. I applied boiled linseed oil, sprayed some shellac and followed that with a coat of wax. The outer oak sheet is very thin I noticed.

At this point I’d like to get the finish off and as mentioned, get it darker and shinnier.

Suggestions?

Thanks for reading and any shared thoughts.

Mario, akha BuyoMasilla

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........


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KOVA

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#1 posted 676 days ago

YO SIEMPRE QUE LIMPIO LA ESTUFA ME GUARDO UN FRASCO DE HOLLÍN
QUE RESULTA SER UN POLVO DENSO Y BIEN NEGRO, QUE MEZCLADO CON CERA
INCOLORA PARA PISOS, PUEDE OSCURECER LO QUE SEA: TAMBIÉN SE LO PODÉS
AGREGAR A ALGÚN SOLVENTE O A UN BARNÍZ Y TE OSCURECE TODO ;-)
MI CONSEJO: PARA NO MANCHAR EL MUEBLE Y SI LE VAS A PASAR CERA ENNEGRECIDA
QUE ES EL EQUIVALENTE A UN BETÚN DE JUDEA, PRIMERO ENCERALO TODO CON CERA INCOLORA
O CERA MARRÓN, DEPENDE DEL TONO QUE QUIERAS LOGRAR Y LUEGO CON EL HOLLÍN
O EN SU REEMPLAZO UN TONALIZADOR OSCURO, LE VAS PASANDO CON UN PINCEL
PEQUEÑAS CAPAS Y VAS REGULANDO EL OSCURECIMIENTO ;-)
POR ÚLTIMO VAS FROTANDO CON UN PAÑO PARA LUSTRAR Y UNIFORMAR EL TONO ;-)
SUERTE AMIGO ;-D

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 670 days ago

Mario, sanding the finish of plywood is risky since that top layer of veneer is thin.

I would first use mineral spirits to get off the wax, then try to add some dark shellac. You can color shellac with transtint dye. I’ve never tried it but I know it can be done. Just make sure you get off all the wax so the next layer of finish will stick.

That should work and it will be darker, and the shellac should be pretty shinny. You can add as much dye as you want to the shellac until it’s the color you want.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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