I have been doing some further reading on finishing since my recent attempts and use of waterbased finish.
One aspect that affected my finishing process and speed was quantity of finish.
Given i had decided to tint the finish i was using and not wanting to end up with a whole can of finish tinted to that shade i did what is recommended and dosed it out to a smaller glass container.
I used a syringe to ensure my tint was consistent in proportions but here is the catch.
Each time i thought i had mixed enough i had to mix a further batch. Then came the fact that i usually found this out near the end of whatever batch i was on.
Invariably this meant i had to mix another batch and i did this in a second container to ensure if something went wrong the previous left overs were not contaminated. When i saw i had it right i blended the two mixes so as to form a single batch.
But i went through this process so many times. It slowed me down significantly.
Part of the cause was me being frugal as all get go. Dont ask why i dunno.
But the biggest issue was having zero clue as to how much to mix in the first place and how to calculate how much to mix.
I am pretty sure i am not the only one that has encountered this issue so has anyone any words of wisdom to offer.
I can understand a factor of percentage x for say overspray if one is spraying but whether spraying or painting or wiping where does one start in the first place.
Its all good and well to say experience but I did not keep track of how many batches i mixed previously and i know for a fact i wasted a fair bit in the contstant wash up of various implements used.
In fact i reckon i would have made my life one heck of a lot easier had i simply tinted the entire can and be done with it and if it had left over so be it. Label it call it something and store it until it comes time to throw it out.
But this finish is not cheap stuff so it got me going.
I dont know why we do this to ourselves but i simply hate waste of anything.
Thoughts tips and advice would be appreciated. Thanks
Oh and i even dont mind any jokes you can make about me or my process i like a good laugh.