So i am in the process of the finishing of my Bandsaw sleighs.
Have done the following. Sanded to 320 then hit the sleigh with target finish. Then let dry then hit it again.
I have a ton of questions... please keep in mind i am total rookie to this whole process.
So how much finish to apply in single spray ? Do go on till i see the "purple" in the finish or is that too far for one coat.
How do you clean your work after sanding. I have been wiping down with paper towel and healthy wetting of acetone is that ok ?
When i do "wet" the wood with the acetone, i shows the color and grain wonderfully, duh i guess because its so thin and can penetrate easily
But i have not got that same pop with the EM6000 should i thin it out with some distilled water to try help it penetrate.
I am using sheen not gloss.
Then how long do i wait to call it dry enough to sand it down again? I am spraying in doors in my own homemade spray booth temp is around 70.
My wood mix on the sleigh is maple for skids and mahogany for the upper sleigh, i am thinking of putting a bit of stain into the mix to tone it up a bit more redish. I have done this before with enduro also water based, and mixed in General water based stains http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...at=1,190,42942
will these be ok on the EM6000?
With your past experience do you think this would help pop the piece a bit more.
I have mixed feelings about the satin finish. Wish i had purchased gloss. On end grain (ends of sleigh) looks a bit "like a plastic film"
I mean its nice and smooth and sheen but not doing the wood justice by comparison to a wetting with acetone.
Any advice and suggestions welcome I am out on a limb here with time a closing in on me. Thanks.