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Forum topic by teejay posted 08-13-2009 02:54 AM 1523 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2009 02:54 AM

I finished cutting and staining my crib. I bought general finishes Salad Bowl finish for it. The instructions on the can say it should be wiped on. Is this the best way or would I be better off to spray it considering I have all the pieces unassembled and spraying would be quite easy at this juncture?

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#1 posted 08-17-2009 08:50 PM

Spraying is really great… give it a go. there is one thing you have to be careful of, well… two things. First you must be aware that the “dust” or “spray” from the pistol will go all over the place…. and depending on the kind of oil you are using, it could take a long time. I am not familiar with the drying time on the Salad Bowl finsih, but I could imagine you chose it because you do not want to poison your child with the chemicals and dryers that often are in other oils. Good thought, just make sure you do not get any of the fine particles of the overspray on things you do not want oil on, like things you might one day want to cover varnish.

Second thing to watch out for is that all surfaces that you want to glue up, are taped over with masking tape, whether you wipe it on or spray, its a pain in the butt if your joints do not stick.

good luck

ps, its is also much easier, like you suspected, many times that you get as much as the finishing done before the assembly, especially with things that are hard to do the inbetween sanding (between coats of finish), it all depends on the piece.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 06:37 AM

I ended up wiping on 2 coats before assembly and 2 more after it was all together. It looks pretty good, spraying seemed to difficult with all the nooks and crannies I had to fill. The project is done and I posted pictures, thanks for the help.

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#3 posted 08-23-2009 10:28 AM

no problem! cheers!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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