Wood Finishing There Are Few Woods Easier To Finish Than Red Oak Whether You Want It Stained And Sporting A Bulletproof Topcoat Or Have Its Natural Oak Glow Shining Through You Can T Go Wrong With Red Oak
Wood finishing there are few woods easier to finish than red oak whether you want it stained and sporting a bulletproof topcoat or have its natural oak glow shining through you can t go wrong with red oak is article about Magazine bookmarked by fred with ID 11171705411 was uploaded on 13-01-2019 and has been viewed 194,570 times.
Red Oak Finish I've been there myself.You've worked hard to get your project to the point where it's looking good, really good, and you don't want to mess it up with a finish that's anything less than terrific.
Look no further because here is my tried and proven, easy red oak finish.Surface PreparationIt almost goes without saying that every project needs to be properly prepared before being finished.In fact, the vast majority of finishes are ruined or less than perfect as a result of cutting corners at this essential stage.
This includes ensuring there's no residual glue anywhere and that the surface is free of any machining marks or sanding scratches.Once the surface has been properly hand planed or sanded, you're ready to begin.
Grain FillingRed oak is an open-grained hardwood, much like ash, walnut or mahogany.Whether flat-sawn or quarter-sawn, you need to apply grain filler if you're interested in having a pore-filled finish.
That having been stated, my easy red oak finish largely negates any need for grain filling, as the stain and the topcoat are thixotropic oil-based gels that act as though they have fillers in them.Now, how's that for a time-saver? Thixotropic: Describes a material which...