Finishing 101: Choosing and Applying Clear Transparent Coatings to Wood
This informative one day Finishing 101 class teaches you how to choose transparent finishes for wood and includes some “hands on” learning using rags, pads, brushes and spraying equipment.
When choosing a finish for your project, your first considerations should be what kind of protection your project really needs, and what do you want it to look like. Oils, shellac, lacquer, varnish, urethane, water base are your choices. How do you choose one over the other? Where you are going to do your finishing is also something to consider. Last but not least is choosing the method of applying your choice of finish, rags, pad, brush or spray.
It is suggested that you take the Finishing 101 class to prepare you to use these finishes, tools and techniques in the Finishing 102: Stains & Color: Mixing, Layering, Glazing, Toning, which deals with the coloring of wood.
Finishing 101 and Finishing 102 are excellent classes to take if you are considering refinishing furniture –Finishing 103 Restoration and Spot Repair (coming in the fall of 2017). Once the object is stripped of its current coating, it needs to be finished again.
Student Required Supplies:
Sanding Block: Woodcraft SKU: 158293
Felt Rubbing Pad: Woodcraft SKU: 38N41
Dust mask or respiratory protection
Bring in your HVLP spray gun if you have one.
Bring any brushes or applicators you have been using to have Mitch review to see if you’re using the proper tools for each technique/application. It will also be helpful for each student to bring in any small-medium size plastic containers for finish storage during the class.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Woodworkers Club