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Re: factory finishes

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-162.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 7/16/5 15:04

In Response To: factory finishes (robert)

There are just a few things to say about factory finishes, and they are all pretty much about lacquer. In order to recreate these types of finishes you will need to use tinted lacquer, tinting lacquer colors, and toners for shading the edges and adjusting colors in the final stages of the coating process. The next thing is glazes, they will allow you to manipulate the patina look on new items, and to change the color of the open grain on some woods, as opposed to the resulting stain color. The fly speck and distress color as well as the dark brush swipe are also possible with glaze, but the fly speck is best made with a black tinted lacquer or the like. As for crackle lacquer, flat black, colored lacquer finishes, these are all re-creatable with one sort of lacquer, either nitro cellulose, or a precat. lacquer. I would get a catalog from Mohawk and go over the products there. All will start to become more clear, but a lot of experience is necessary, or some coarse form an expert.

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