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Forum topic by droppedtuning posted 400 days ago 418 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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droppedtuning

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400 days ago

help me out here my more knowledgeable friends: i need to make this rough sawn cabinet for my bride to be and my question is how to get the look of this piece. is it stained first then painted and the paint wiped off leaving the paint in the saw marks? or is it painted then later sanded leaving the paint in the marks ? please help good sirs.

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bannerpond1

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#1 posted 399 days ago

I have made two cabinets somewhat like this, but with much more paint remaining. Not sure how you’ll replicate the saw marks unless you can find salvaged wood. Today’s blades don’t make such marks on a good saw.

First, I stain the entire piece the color I want. Then I thin flat acrylic enamel with water to make it so thin that it will look like milk paint when it dries. Test a scrap rather than be sorry. As soon as the paint goes on, I wipe off the excess with a tee shirt. Don’t try to do the whole project before wiping the paint. Just do one piece at a time to prevent too much paint drying. It’s sort of like using gel staiin. If you didn’t thin the paint enough or it looks like too much paint, I go back and sand it with a rough grit after it dries. You don’t want to remove all the paint and smooth it out, so don’t use a fine grit. I use 80. Then I go over the entire thing with the same stain. That will fill in the coarse grit sandpaper lines and dull the paint. Wipe off the stain immediately; don’t try to do the whole thing at once or the stain won’t wipe off.

-- --Dale Page

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Bill White

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#2 posted 399 days ago

Dale nailed it dead on.
Bill

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