Tell me about topcoats

A simple guide to understanding topcoats

Tell me about wood stain

A simple guide to understanding wood stain

Tell me about wood grain

Definition: texture and appearance of the wood fibres; longitudinal arrangement of wood fibers or the pattern resulting from such an arrangement Pith: the very center; in some trees, this is much softer and possibly a different color than the surrounding heartwood Heartwood: made up of dead cells that no longer serve any purpose except toContinue reading “Tell me about wood grain”

Tell me about wood veneer

Definition: thin slices of wood (usually thinner than 3 mm), that typically are glued onto core panels to produce flat panels such as doors, tops and panels for cabinets, parquet floors and parts of furniture

Tell me about using a tan paint wash

Use: maintain a raw/ bare wood finish after topcoat is applied; helps to minimize yellow/ orange/ red undertones in wood and even out blemishes