Wipe or brush? In this video, professional woodworker Charles Neil goes in depth with wiping finishes, such as oils and gels. He also gives the ins and outs of using shellac, how to mix and how to apply. Included as well are brushed on finishes and what to look for when choosing a hand applied finish
Different woods react in different ways. Charles Neil demonstrates different ways to control the application of your color choices to insure even color, grain accents and more. You can control colors by the choice of products as well as your choice of application method. Charles shares his experience in dealing with not so easy to color woods and offers a number of tips and techniques you can successfully use.
“If you can’t finish, you can’t build. Knowing how you are going to finish your project before you start is one of the best finishing tips I can give you” - Charles Neil This video covers building with finishing in mind. Tips and techniques you can use to insure that you don’t get into trouble when the crafting is done. Charles also shares with you his expereince on sanding, sanders, papers, and tehcniques.
Hometime's Dean Johnson walks you through the steps of basic decorative finishes such as sponging, ragging, and color washing. He also explains the tools used and how to mix glazes. In addition, Dean consults with expert faux finishers to show you a variety of advanced techniques like strié, marbling, and venetian plaster. On this Educational DVD You Will Become Proficient in Preparing Glazes Basic Sponging Rag Rolling Color Washing Advanced Sponging Striping Strié Smooshing Crackle Finishing Marbling Buried Stencil Pitted Stone Crocodile Skin Venetian Plaster
In this DVD, finishing expert Michael Dresdner shows you what you need to know to become a proficient wood finisher, starting with classic surface-prep problems and their solutions – how to recognize and remove dents, how to recognize and fill gouges, how to pre-raise wood grain to get the best results under waterborne finishes, and, most important, how to sand wood. You'll learn how to apply a simple wax finish, shellac-and-wax, and a polyurethane with only a rag for a tool. It's a simple process: rag on your finish, wipe it off, let it dry, recoat.