Spraying TransTint Dyes

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Blog series by HappyHowie updated 12-28-2016 05:26 PM 2 parts 3108 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: First Experience with Dyes

12-27-2016 02:50 AM by HappyHowie | 6 comments »

My neighbor damaged the top of this coffee table. He was thinking getting rid of it or just covering the damage top. I told him I thought it could be repaired, refinished. I asked him to give me a chance to refinish it; to restore it. Martin gave his okay. I began by removing the existing finish with a finish remover I bought at my local big box store. I lightly sanded the top after removing the finish. I also applied a light coat of Shellac sanding sealer to the top’s surface. ...

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Part 2: Difficult: Maybe Impossible

12-28-2016 05:26 PM by HappyHowie | 11 comments »

I learned yesterday that spraying dye on this coffee table top with the intention not to wipe the surface was a difficult process, if not an impossible task. My sample test on scrap pieces of wood was successful, but those were small pieces. The largest scrap piece was about a foot square. Spraying the larger table top was much more difficult. It began to be clear quickly that I must wipe the surface. I looked for a clean cloth. After I began I realized I should have soaked the cloth in my...

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