Wood Finishing For An Ultra Smooth Glass Like Surface On Open Pored Woods Such As Oak Ash Walnut Or Mahogany Fill The Grain Before Applying Your Topcoat
Wood finishing for an ultra smooth glass like surface on open pored woods such as oak ash walnut or mahogany fill the grain before applying your topcoat is article about Magazine bookmarked by ted with ID 11534546184 was uploaded on 22-02-2019 and has been viewed 29,979 times.
3 Easy Steps to Grain Filling There are both oil-based fillers and waterbased fillers - you can use the former only under oil-based finishes, while you can use water-based fillers under any kind of finish (with the exception of oils or oil blends, like tung oil, boiled linseed oil, or Danish oil).
I've used two brands of grain filler with good success: Bartley fillers and Mohawk fillers (mohawk-finishing.com).Grain filler comes in a range of colours, from natural to dark brown.Choose a colour that compliments the colour of the wood you are using, or the final colour you want to achieve if you plan to stain the wood.
Your surface should be sanded before applying the filler; I usually stop sanding when any milling marks or sanding scratches are fine enough that they don't show, usually at 150 or 180 grit.Step One - Seal Open PoresThis is an optional step, though one I always take.
If you don't apply a seal coat the filler will colour the wood in addition to filling the pores.If you apply a seal coat, the filler will only fill the pores, and not impart any colour to the wood.The seal coat is nothing more than...