I’m making this post after being diagnosed with asthma – I hope my
powered respirator will allow me to proceed with woodwork, otherwise
I will need to pack it in and change my hobby.
I’ve purchased the compressor and spray gun a while ago and would appreciate
some pointers to avoid obvious mistakes. I’m in Croatia/have different
finish products here, so unfortunately I can’t get a lot
of info via the web on application of specific products and haven’t
mastered the fine art/chemistry of finishing ;).
I’m aiming at a semigloss clear finish on some parts and clear cherry on others.
This is the list of wood material I have at hand/ is/will be used for table,cabinet
and bed projects(if asthma allows):
- wood : beech, ash, oak, cherry, maple, spruce and fir
- veneered plywood :beech, ash , sapelli/mahagony and poplar
I picked up two finishing products :
(1) a water based varnish (at least that’s the
way they translated it although on the can is says “lak” (more like lacquer)
(2)a water based stain (at least that’s how they translated it – it says
“lazura” and states it is a transparent coating
(here’s the english web page – first two products:
For both the clear finish and stain, I would like to know whether
I need to put on some base coat for pore filling on any of the
For the stain, I’m not sure whether I need to give it a final
coat of varnish.
-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia