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Old 01-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #31
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Thanks a lot for the suggestion .. We are like four stains in already think it could still make a difference on the project?

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:50 PM   #32
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Every time you add a coat of any sort of finish, you are presenting a new surface on the wood.

Here's what I usually do if I'm trying for a decent finish (regardless of what the finishing product may be).

When I get the first coat on, be it stain, filler, sealer, thinned varnish - anything at all - I let that dry completely and then sand it as smooth as I possibly can. This is probably the most important sanding you will do on that item.

If it isn't smooth at that point, it will only get worse. It is quite possible to get it smoothed out later, but at a greater cost in both time and materials.

Run your fingers over the surface and see if it feels smooth, or has some sort of texture to it.

If it isn't super smooth, now would be the time to get it that way.

When you arrive at the final finish coats, sand the second to last one again until it is perfect.

Your last finishing coat should be done with an extremely fine brush, and let dry in a dust free area. Stay out of that room so as not to disturb any dust for 24 hours or so.

Some finishes can be buffed to achieve that glass like feel.
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Every time you add a coat of any sort of finish, you are presenting a new surface on the wood.

Here's what I usually do if I'm trying for a decent finish (regardless of what the finishing product may be).

When I get the first coat on, be it stain, filler, sealer, thinned varnish - anything at all - I let that dry completely and then sand it as smooth as I possibly can. This is probably the most important sanding you will do on that item.

If it isn't smooth at that point, it will only get worse. It is quite possible to get it smoothed out later, but at a greater cost in both time and materials.

Run your fingers over the surface and see if it feels smooth, or has some sort of texture to it.

If it isn't super smooth, now would be the time to get it that way.

When you arrive at the final finish coats, sand the second to last one again until it is perfect.

Your last finishing coat should be done with an extremely fine brush, and let dry in a dust free area. Stay out of that room so as not to disturb any dust for 24 hours or so.

Some finishes can be buffed to achieve that glass like feel.

Aaaaah gotcha ! I actually got a sticky piece of a cloth and been cleaning it on every application of the stain.. But this is a really great suggestion thank you so much for this suggestion I am actually going to try this ... By the way thanks for looking in on the strand appreciate it
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Got any good news for us Bootz?
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yea actually we slowly but surely getting the cabinets done... we have a lot of the cabinets on the floor with only a couple of coats on them with work and a school its been put a coat on in the morning and maybe another at night lol but we will be getting them soon. We also will be getting the glass in the cabinets soon when we get another couple of coats on the ones that are getting the glass put in them thanks for checking in CoCo I been really trying to crank these cabinets out and sometimes me and the miss look at each other and say ... did you put a coat on the cabinets? lol
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You guys are making great progress.

I understand that you have other things to do in life...that's always the way it is. We're all looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Thanks.
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with some requests for an update here they are our home is in disarray and much of the home kinda reflects that too :\ but i am assuming after we get these cabinet doors up and out of the way the rest of the house will get the attention it much needs

so here is the kitchen how it stands right now before the poly


and these are the cabinets that we are putting the glass in ... after the poly that is


these are going on the opposite side of the glass inserted cabinets... they look awesome in the sun and yes coco these are the ones i messed up but with your help they are awesome again awaiting the poly as well


i have to say the green and the new faucet looks awesome with the red new stain but these need the poly as well so we are in the home stretch :')
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That's going to look sharp,when the doors go back on! Refinishing is so time consuming-----Mike--
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god tell me bout it ... it sucks... me and the miss sometimes just look at the cabinets and are like ..... Ehhhh.. lol but i been really pushing to get them done so we can get the cabinet doors off for the glass fitting asap. But yea.. put a coat on... slowly wipe off the access.... wait 3 hours... then repeat... lol so when we get home from work or school we try to get a coat in then before we go to bed put another on... I dunno if this was the way to do it but i really wanted to do everything at once... so the project didn't drag out longer then it needed to


OH and the miss wants to redo the counter tops again... she wants to do the black granite looking finish on the counter tops now... so... yet another project :D yay!

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Looking good, all of ya'lls hard work will be worth it soon. That is going to be one sharp kitchen.
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Ah,The joys of remodeling! You make one thing look good and now everything around it looks bad.

That's the kind of thing that keeps me going!
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You and your gal work well together Bootz. The cabinets look beautiful. It's a very nice shade of red. I can't wait to see what they look like with the glass installed.

Thanks for posting the new pics!
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Thanks a lot for all your comments i showed the miss the pictures I put up and she was embarrassed by the state of the house lol but I think it will be fine once we get everything together .... Now for door handles and hinges .... Lol any suggestions ? I will post some pictures of the things we are thinking of.. Once again Thank you all for stopping by and looking
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Tell her not to be embarrassed. First of all, it doesn't look bad at all. And second, all of us here who have ever been in the middle of a project know how crazy things get.

When I had my kitchen cabinets taken apart to be painted, a guy from the Weather Channel showed up with a camera crew. They wanted to know if it was one tornado or two that had gone through my kitchen.

I'm enjoying this thread Bootz. You two are doing a great job.
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Tell her not to be embarrassed. First of all, it doesn't look bad at all. And second, all of us here who have ever been in the middle of a project know how crazy things get.

When I had my kitchen cabinets taken apart to be painted, a guy from the Weather Channel showed up with a camera crew. They wanted to know if it was one tornado or two that had gone through my kitchen.

I'm enjoying this thread Bootz. You two are doing a great job.
lol that is funny, Yea seems like the place is going through a constant project since the people before us wrecked the place before they left... we are talking... duct taping and gluing the fridge closed with cheese and milk inside.. spoiled.. burning holes in the carpet with cigs ... why hard wood floor is there now.... the bathroom was a sh!t brown color... from ceiling to floor, ripping out the vents in the ceiling, and to top it all off writing my girl friend a death threat (pissed me off to no end) so yea we are really trying to get the place back up and running lol Thanks again for your words of encouragement its really appreciated

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