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Topic # 113264 11-Jan-2013 10:15
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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?

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  Reply # 743184 11-Jan-2013 10:28
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  Reply # 743186 11-Jan-2013 10:29
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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. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 744581 14-Jan-2013 14:53
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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?

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  Reply # 746282 17-Jan-2013 11:58
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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?

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  Reply # 746296 17-Jan-2013 12:27
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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.

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  Reply # 746301 17-Jan-2013 12:30
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Thanks Jon, I've got some 220 grit paper at home I think.



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  Reply # 746792 18-Jan-2013 12:35
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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?

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  Reply # 747080 18-Jan-2013 19:01
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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.

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  Reply # 747082 18-Jan-2013 19:02
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Yes thank you.

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