Aug 242019
 

 


Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply
& MERIT Industries
An Authorized Mohawk Distributor
2325 #A First Street, Napa CA 94559
We are (most of the time) Open 5 days .. 10:00 to 5:00

&  Saturdays – by Appointment.

707-226-3623

We invite you to stop by our showroom when you’re in the Napa area.
We are located in the Olive Tan & Cream White building on the east of Bell Signs
& at the rear of our off street parking.
First Street is a One Way Street going West.

Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply – Location Map

From Hwy 29 take the First Street off ramp and go south one short block
& turn Left / East on Second Street one block.
turn left at Seymour for one block and turn left again onto First street.
Parking left (east) side of the building & on the street.

Note: The intersection closest to us @ First St.
and California off of Hwy 29
is under construction
to install a roundabout –
Expected to take 18-24 months
– Just Follow The DETOUR Signs

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To: MOHAWK, H.BEHLEN & Select Finishing Materials
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Wood Touch-Up & Repair DVD

 Mohawk Finish Products, Wood Finishing Tricks  Comments Off on Wood Touch-Up & Repair DVD
Aug 202019
 

This MOHAWK DVD is designed to teach
the most up-to-date wood finishing and repair methods
in the industry.
Beginners in finish repair and the professional touch-up technician
will find this a valuable tool for learning
and reviewing the latest in furniture service procedures.

“Better than any book for the subjects covered!”
“It’s Packed with useful information we can use for our repairs”

Recommended for any wood finisher !
We are making this valuable resource available for $9.00
To Purchase See:
More DVD info & details

Jun 302019
 

H. BEHLEN Finishing
Aerosol Musts
Please Read: Get Top Results from your Aerosols

Storage for use: 65° F – 85° F.  – Store Out of the direct sun.

Shake Well before each use.

To Understand How Important shaking
and clearing the tube is,
Please See:
Clear the Tube Before Using an Aerosol

For New Cans:
Shake Well 2 Minutes: especially Colored lacquers, Stains, Glazes,
Clear Aerosols; Semi-Gloss, Satin, Matt, Flatt, Dead Flatt


Lighting for Wood Finishing

 New Additions, Wood Finishing Tricks  Comments Off on Lighting for Wood Finishing
Mar 272019
 

Proper use of Light will Improve your Finish

& enable you to really SEE what you are looking at.

Lighting for shop work and finish room areas, and its correct use,
is important for obtaining high quality good looking finishes.

Lighting and Color

With translucent & clear furniture finishes light travels through all the finish layers and is reflected off the wood or substrate. The ‘Observed Finish Color’ is a combination of all the color tones in the various finish stain & dye layers combined with the wood color.

wood finish diagram
Finish Diagram of Clear or Translucent Furniture Finishes
Light travels through all the finish layers.
The Finish color is a combination of all
the colors in the various finish layers
combined with the wood color.

When studying a color we notice that its hue will vary depending on illumination and its surroundings. Illumination changes the color hue of an object due to the color available in the light source. Color is the product of wavelengths that are either absorbed or reflected by the surface of an object.
see: Color Theory and color mixing for the woodworker.

The hue appears to alter according to a colors surroundings. Our retina is affected by these wavelengths and the stimuli are communicated to the cortex, that part of the brain that enables us to distinguish one shade from another.

Light bulbs are available in:
1 – Warm white or soft white (2700-3600 °K)
2 – Cool white (3800 -4800°K )
3 – Daylight or Full Spectrum designations (5000°K) or higher.
The color spectrum output of a bulb is rated in Kelvin° color temperature (has nothing to do with the heat a bulb produces). Full Spectrum Daylight bulbs for incandescent and compact or linear fluorescent are available in a range of wattages and styles.

You need the entire color spectrum in your light source to evaluate or match stain and finish colors accurately. Full Spectrum Daylight Bulbs with a high CRI (color rendering index) are a must. Better daylight bulbs will list the CRI on the package, the higher the number the better. A CRI above 85 is good for shop use. Bulbs rated above 95 are expensive and are not needed for wood finishing.

The very best light for critical color matching work is natural daylight (out of direct sun glare).

SEE what you look at !

Proper use of lighting will automatically improve your finish quality.
When you can really see what is happening the finishing process is easier.

Now you have the right light to see color – Correct use will enable critical evaluation of the surface condition prior and during the finishing process.

Fluorescent lighting (Cool White or Daylight bulbs only) is fine for ambient lighting or general work area illumination. Avoid using warm white or soft white bulbs they bathe everything in a yellowish light. The shadow-less lighting produced by fluorescent bulbs tends to hide surface defects.

Inspection Lighting:

A shadow producing light source is necessary to see that a surface is free of any unwanted defects.

Use incandescent bulbs in a reflector for inspection lighting in:
1, surface prep areas (sanding, dying staining)
2, finishing areas
3, final rub-out, waxing or polishing.

Arrange inspection lighting so that the light is aimed at the work and toward the operator so that any defect is accentuated by the shadow or reflection it produces. When you can easily see: scratches from sanding, glue smears, minor dents, brush marks, finish drips, runs, curtains or sags, and polishing or rub out marks it will be much easier to achieve the desired, defect free, finish look.

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Moving Rubber Bands as Clamps

 MERIT Industries, New Additions, Wood Finishing Tricks  Comments Off on Moving Rubber Bands as Clamps
Mar 232019
 

Large Moving HD Rubber Bands as Clamps
A creative “outside the box” application of Large Rubber Bands
designed to secure moving blankets.
from Jay Rosen —  www.Facebook.com/NorthCoastFIX

I purchased these “heavy duty rubber bands”
to secure moving blankets around furniture.

I use them for all types of projects.
Especially helpful for gluing up odd shaped items.
Easier than a strap clamp.
Good compression.
Chair glue-ups, edge veneering, and similar.

For a simple item, they are super helpful.!

Jay, Thanks  for sharing.

Find the HEAVY DUTY RUBBER BANDS @: https://www.shellac.net/moving-packing.html#2373


 

Mar 092019
 

DVD de retoque y reparación de madera
Wood Touch Up & Repair DVD
– SPANISH

El sistema de entrenamiento iteractivo de
Mohawk está diseñado para entrenarlo a Ud.
a hacer retoques y arreglos sobre productos
de madera haciendo uso de las técnicas más
avanzadas que existen al respecto en esta industria.
Este video interactivo incluye instrucciones
sobre las siguientes áreas:
• El análisis del daño  • El relleno de los daños
• El reemplazo de colores 
• El reemplazo de las vetas
• La aplicación por puntos de um acabado

• El ajuste del brillo  • La eliminación de rayas
• El cuidado del acabado 
• …Y muchas más
“Este es un excelente DVD para el aprendizaje de reparaciones de acabado de madera”

Comprar el DVD