RE: [medievalsawdust] stain / paint combo
- thanks. ill give it a try. still trying to convince her to let me go ahead
and paint the whole project with a nice milk paint but she seems set on the
cherry stain. hopefully it will turn out ok. sigh....
From: James Winkler [mailto:jrwinkler@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [medievalsawdust] stain / paint combo
Bummer dude. an old trick is to use rubber cement as a masking agent.
'Paint' that on over the acrylic arms and let it dry thoroughly. maybe a
second or third coat to make sure that you've gotten it all covered. Then.
stain away (I'd apply the stain thinly around the edges of the mask. When
you wipe the stain. wipe from the mask out rather than from the board to the
mask. it will help keep the edges from lifting.
One more note. test this on a scrap piece first. I just recently finished a
more modern project and the friend I was working on pointed out that the
particular color stain (Minwax) said that it should NOT be use over
mahogany. no explanation given. just a 'don't do it" from Minwax. strange.
If you haven't already seen this. Minwax is now also putting its stains and
polycrylic finishes in spray cans. for this work you might want to buy a
can of the cherry spray stain. Its VERY controllable and puts down a nice
even coat. you can go light with the spray and maybe even further reduce
the possibility of bleeding under the mask.
Oh. when everything is dry. rub off the rubber mask.
My two pence.
i just recently finished painting a ladys arms on a 6 board chest i made for
her. now she tells me she wants to stain the wood a cherry stain. the
paint i used is acrylic. can i brush the stain on being careful near the
paint or should i try to cover the paint prior to staining? if so, should i
paint a sealant on it or simply tape it off? any suggestions? i am afraid
of the stain getting on the paint and tainting it.
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