Saturday, April 2, 2016

Flip Top Finishing!

Stickley Aurora Finishing Schedule:

  1. Sand to 120 grit
  2. Vacuum clean
  3. Dampen all surfaces with hot water, let dry completely
  4. Sand to 180 grit
  5. Vacuum clean
  6. Flood with TransFast Aniline Dye (Antique Cherry Brown, 1 oz by weight powder to 3 quarts water)
  7. Wipe dry, let dry completely

Aniline Dye going on

Aniline dye dries pink and chalky.  Don't freak out! 
 8. Flood with boiled linseed oil, let sit for 5 minutes, wipe dry, let cure for a day or two

Boiled Linseed Oil adds depth and luster.
 9. Shellac to lock those two layers in and protect them from what's coming next.

Shellac as a barrier coat.
 10. Rub on General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, let haze, scrub off so there's no smears.  Let dry completely.

Gel stain going on.

Gel stain applied and dried.
11. Apply a moderate coat of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin Oil & Polyurethane.  Apply with a cotton cloth with the grain.  Let dry completely.

12. Lightly scuff sand with 320 grit.

13. Poly coat #2.  Let dry completely.
14. Scuff sand 320 grit.
15. Poly coat #3.  Let dry completely.
16. Scuff sand 320 grit.
17. Light poly coat #4, make it perfect. Let dry completely.
18. Rub with grey nonwoven fiber pad to a dull, even sheen.
19. Apply paste wax, let haze, buff with clean cotton rag to a shine (pictured below).

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