Here S An Alternative Way Of Applying Stain Spray And Leave Unwiped
Here s an alternative way of applying stain spray and leave unwiped is bookmark about Flexner On Finishing bookmarked by timothy with ID 1828112796 was uploaded on 10-02-2019 and has been viewed 87,249 times.
This panel shows the different looks you get by wiping off the excess stain (left) vs.not wiping on pine.This panel shows the same on oak.The usual way of applying stain is to apply a wet coat and wipe off the excess before it dries.
You can use a rag, brush or spray gun to apply the stain.When you wipe off the excess, you remove it everywhere except where the stain has soaked into the wood or lodged in the grain.So the stain highlights the grain and blotching in blotch-prone woods such as softwoods and tight-grained hardwoods.
Highlighting the grain is usually, but not always, a desired effect.But blotching is a flaw you usually want to avoid.In both cases, you get a much more even coloring if you leave the stain unwiped.This is because you deposit the same amount of color everywhere.
Spraying and leaving unwiped is tricky though, especially on three-dimensional surfaces because you have to spray approximately the same amount of stain everywhere.Otherwise, you'll get darker and lighter areas.
Spraying and leaving unwiped also produces an entirely different look than applying and wiping off.Neither method is better or worse.It depends on the look...