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RE: [medievalsawdust] stain / paint combo

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  • logan
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 17, 2003
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      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....

      regards
      logan



      -----Original Message-----
      From: James Winkler [mailto:jrwinkler@...]
      Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 10:22 AM
      To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      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.
      Chas.

      ==============

      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.

      regards
      logan


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