Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


17109 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4848

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 113264 11-Jan-2013 10:15
Send private message

Hi There!

I have a DIY Project I am completing for which the base is made of Northwest Alder Wood. 

I want to stain it pitch black preferably with a little shine if possible.

I am completely useless that this sort of thing and don't have a lot of spare time. 

http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,3480.0.html is an example. 

Here is another http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php/topic,2519.0.html

I am just not sure what the equivalent products in NZ would be.

Anyone able to advise?

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
60593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11526

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber



17109 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4848

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 743186 11-Jan-2013 10:29
Send private message

freitasm: Please, please, please... Use the right forum!


I did have a brief scan but admit I didn't notice that particular one for some reason. Apologies. 


noc

107 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 744581 14-Jan-2013 14:53
Send private message

Hi networkn,

I know 'Wattyl' has an interior stain called "Wattyl Colourwood"; from memory, I think the colour is called "Ebony". They also have a product called "All in One Satin" which is a stain and polyurethane combined to give you a more shiny finish.

Is the service clean and smooth? If not, you might have give it a bit of a sand first.

I'm not allowed to post links yet, but I can PM you with the site page with the product information if you like?

-noc



17109 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4848

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 746282 17-Jan-2013 11:58
Send private message

Hi There!

I purchased some spray on PlastiKote Laquer Paint Spray on, and it seems to be the product I want, except application is a little complicated and I am getting rough parts which look like bubbles, and I accidentally stuck some to the paper it was drying on. Can I just sand it down and reapply do you think?

http://postimage.org/image/pwfmaoc4r/

Also 

http://postimage.org/image/n2uarghb5/

990 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70

Subscriber

  Reply # 746296 17-Jan-2013 12:27
Send private message

Bubbles generally mean you put too much paint on and yes you can sand it. I would expect you sand it between coats, I would guess you probably need two or three.

The higher grit sandpaper you use the smoother the surface and the better the gloss will look, for that between coats don't go lower than 200.

Also when spraying you need a calm space (little air movement) to prevent dust, and after sanding wipe with a damp cloth. Some of the roughness looks like sanding debris under the paint.

HTH

Jon



17109 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4848

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 746301 17-Jan-2013 12:30
Send private message

Thanks Jon, I've got some 220 grit paper at home I think.



17109 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4848

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 746792 18-Jan-2013 12:35
Send private message

Jon: Wondering if you know how much sanding I should do? Back to the wood or just to smooth the surface even if paint remains on it? Is it inadvisable to sand just one part?

The can says it's 340G Nett, does that mean 340g of paint in the can, the can weighs 287g now, and I am trying to determine if I have enough to get by or if I should pick up another can to cover me?

990 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70

Subscriber

  Reply # 747080 18-Jan-2013 19:01
Send private message

The technical answer is a light sand... The practical answer is until it is smooth, it is fine to leave some paint.

I reckon you should have enough in it for another coat. You will probably use less this time due to practice.

Jon



17109 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4848

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 747082 18-Jan-2013 19:02
Send private message

Yes thank you.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.