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Bob G.
 
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I do not enjoy staining and I have been making doll furniture
(4 post beds,cradles, wardrobes), etc for my wife to sell at craft
fairs along with her hand made porcelain dolls and doll
cloths...etc...

Unfortunately I have to make these things out of rather inexpensive
wood...poplar and or pine.... Honestly I enjoy making them BUT I
absolutely hate the work and mess involved with staining them ...

I am looking for a good book on using spaying on a "color stain"
like Walnut etc .... need info on sprayers, and also.. on stain etc...

Watched a TV show (Travel Channel) where they were producing Pool
Tables ..showed light colored wood being sprayed with a dark finish
then sprayed with a glossy finish coat... Just said to myself that
has got to be easier then what I have been doing...

Almost made a few out of Walnut or Cherry to avoid the stain etc but
did not want to waste "good" lumber....

Bob Griffiths



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Mike in Mystic
 
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I have several on the topic and think "Spray Finishing" by Andy Charon to be
the best. I

I also have a short video from Michael Dresdner called "Spray Basics" that
was very helpful in getting started with my spray system. The video doesn't
go into specific finishes or anything, and is mainly about the equipment and
techniques.


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I do not enjoy staining and I have been making doll furniture
(4 post beds,cradles, wardrobes), etc for my wife to sell at craft
fairs along with her hand made porcelain dolls and doll
cloths...etc...

Unfortunately I have to make these things out of rather inexpensive
wood...poplar and or pine.... Honestly I enjoy making them BUT I
absolutely hate the work and mess involved with staining them ...

I am looking for a good book on using spaying on a "color stain"
like Walnut etc .... need info on sprayers, and also.. on stain etc...

Watched a TV show (Travel Channel) where they were producing Pool
Tables ..showed light colored wood being sprayed with a dark finish
then sprayed with a glossy finish coat... Just said to myself that
has got to be easier then what I have been doing...

Almost made a few out of Walnut or Cherry to avoid the stain etc but
did not want to waste "good" lumber....

Bob Griffiths





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"Bob G." wrote in message
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Almost made a few out of Walnut or Cherry to avoid the stain etc but
did not want to waste "good" lumber....

Bob Griffiths

In all fairness to you Bob, what is a bigger waste, "good" wood or your
"time"? I would not think twice about using good wood for those type
projects and they being rather small the waste would not be that great. I
would think that the results would look better also.


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"Leon" wrote in message
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"Bob G." wrote in message
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Almost made a few out of Walnut or Cherry to avoid the stain etc but
did not want to waste "good" lumber....

Bob Griffiths

In all fairness to you Bob, what is a bigger waste, "good" wood or your
"time"? I would not think twice about using good wood for those type
projects and they being rather small the waste would not be that great. I
would think that the results would look better also.


Another point about this.

If you have a good hardwood lumberyard near, there is a goldmine in their
scrap bin. I have picked up some very nice peices for small change out of
that scrap bin. Nothing that you could make anything of any size out of. But
small peices can be made from some exotic woods.



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David
 
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Andy Charon's book is pretty good for covering the basics of spray
finishing.

Dave

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Pat Barber
 
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You need to contact the folks at Homestead Finishing...

http://www.homesteadfinishing.com/

Call them on the old fashioned TELEPHONE and speak to
a human being. Tell them your issues and I suspect
they can recommend a number of coating that will do
what you are looking for.

Learning to spray is a basic D.I.Y. and again speak
with somebody who sells this stuff every single day
to get a reasonable opinion.


Bob G. wrote:

I do not enjoy staining and I have been making doll furniture
(4 post beds,cradles, wardrobes), etc for my wife to sell at craft
fairs along with her hand made porcelain dolls and doll
cloths...etc...

Unfortunately I have to make these things out of rather inexpensive
wood...poplar and or pine.... Honestly I enjoy making them BUT I
absolutely hate the work and mess involved with staining them ...

I am looking for a good book on using spaying on a "color stain"
like Walnut etc .... need info on sprayers, and also.. on stain etc...

Watched a TV show (Travel Channel) where they were producing Pool
Tables ..showed light colored wood being sprayed with a dark finish
then sprayed with a glossy finish coat... Just said to myself that
has got to be easier then what I have been doing...

Almost made a few out of Walnut or Cherry to avoid the stain etc but
did not want to waste "good" lumber....

Bob Griffiths




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1. Look into a "Critter" sprayer. It's probably all you need for such
small projects.

2. Learn about analine dyes. Personnaly I would just buy the pre-mixed
NGR (Non Grain Raising) dye form Wood Finish Supply
www.woodfinishsupply.com).

3. If you go with a Lacquer finish it dries to the touch on 15-20
minutes and you can sand it in less than an hour. Although, for
projects such as yours if you lay down a nice wet layer you can
probably leave it just at a single good coat. For lacquer you can get
Nitro Cellulose from WFS or you might find MacLac available at some
local cabinetry shop suppliers.

The learning process is really about just trying to shoot the stuff
and learn as you go.

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Bob G. wrote:

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I am looking for a good book on using spaying on a "color stain"
like Walnut etc .... need info on sprayers, and also.. on stain etc...


At the risk of sounding glib, I think that trying to learn how to spray
from a book is like taking a correspondence course in boxing.

Same cannot be said for the selection of materials and compatibility of
materials. That info would come from people that sell it all day.

You'll find there are many 'systems' available. M.L. Campbell is a very
good 'system' http://www.mlcampbell.com/
They even match MinWax stains.
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