Sunday, April 15, 2007

Combination of materials

Lately I tested a combination of materials in my course of work,namely wood stain
and traditional shellac as an immediate coat.It came out just fine, as specified.

In fact it can be tweaked to various degree of opacity,as in using the
equalising stain (a stain used to provide a more uniform colour throughout.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

colour adjustment

Sometimes you do get the final shade of colour way off the specifications.
Then some form of colour adjustment is required.

Points to consider beforehand will be:
1) Clarity of wood grain
2) Is the shade too dark
3)Methods of application

The final finishing will be determined by the above.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Sequence of work

Apart from filling up the holes and sanding down,there are two types of wood stains.
1}Pre-mixed which comes with a range of colours.It can be used immediately requiring
some dilution.

2}Self-mixed which is derived from mixing enamel paint diluted to the required
viscosity.This is the traditional method which is still widely used today.
It require a certain amount of knowledge of colour matching.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Preparation of stain colour.

  • The difference in stain colour can be hard to separate.
  • Take into consideration the natural colour of the wood when preparing the stain colour.
  • Try to obtain a shade that is as close as possible to the specifications thus avoiding numerous adjustments.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Shade of colour

Most wood-based items have a layer of coating to enhance its appearance.
For the layman and professional, their main concern will be the shade of colour and the level of finishing.