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How to Finish Your Piece

How to Finish Your Piece

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Finishing unfinished and ready to finish furniture is fun and easy. Here are some ideas to get you started.

How to finish your piece

1. Start by inspecting the piece. Look for any mars or dirt. Sand with the grain of the wood using 150 grit sandpaper. Then dust it off.

2. Wipe the stain on using a brush. Work in sections. Immediately wipe the stain off with a lint free cloth. Make sure to wipe off with the grain. Use 2 rags, one for the excess and one to fine tune!

3. Let the stain dry and do another coat if you want it darker. Let it dry overnight.

4. Next, apply a sealer or clear coat, the most commonly found kind is polyurethane.

5. Spray on polyurethane is easy to use and affordable. Or just carefully brush it on, careful to watch for runs.

6. Let it dry and then do 2 more coats.

7. After 3 coats, sand real good with 400-600 grit sandpaper. Dust it off.

8. Apply 1 more coat and maybe more.

9. Enjoy your piece.

How to paint your piece

1. Always inspect and pre sand.

2. Apply 2 coats of primer. Let it dry overnight.

3. Apply by brush or spray paint can, paint. Let paint dry. Repeat.

4. Apply 2 coats of spray polyurethane.

Tips and Tricks

Water based stains work great when it comes to fixing scratches and gouges. You can use them like paint. Just use a q-tip and dab it on.

How to Finish Your Piece