Mar 062010

Aerosols for
the Wood Finishers Tool Box

We get a lot of questions on ‘Why so many clears?’

The simple answer is that one finish cannot provide the various requirements of a specific use or give the desired look to a finishing schedule. Each aerosol product is formulated to provide a specific performance function or solution for the finisher.

In over 25 years the only complaints we have had about aerosols was when the craftsperson was sold the wrong clear or toner to produce the desired result. In most cases we fault the dealer for not asking how the product was to be used, or for not understanding their customer needs.

Selecting the Proper Aerosol for the specific job at hand will give the finisher the right tool to produce superior results.

We hope the ‘Aerosol Notes’ will help clarify uses and advantages of the various coatings.

Notes on:Aerosol Sanding sealers & Clear CoatingsAerosols & Finishes for the Luthier and Guitar BuilderAerosol Use Tips& More coming

We welcome your thoughts or questions —
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Wood Finishing & Repair DVD

 H Behlen Finishing Materials  Comments Off on Wood Finishing & Repair DVD
Jan 312010

Repair Video Photo
This BEHLEN DVD is designed to teach
you 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: $10.00
More DVD info & details

French Polishing

 Product Data Sheets, Shellac Flakes  Comments Off on French Polishing
Jan 192010

French Polishing

French Polishing is the name given to the process
of coating wood with a solution of shellac
dissolved in alcohol, using a “rubber” made of rag
and cotton wool instead of with a brush. The
alcohol evaporates, leaving the shellac deposited
upon the wood. When applied correctly it
produces what is possibly the finest looking finish
for furniture. Shellac was first introduced into
Europe about the 16th Century, but the term
FRENCH POLISH was not used until about
1820, when the process was developed by a French
cabinet maker.

The 4 page PDF —  ‘Guide to French Polishing