Glazes and Toners Add Color and Depth
Layered finishes allow correction, enhancement
Synopsis: By adding colored finish layers at the right time, you can alter or compensate for an existing color as you go, getting exactly the right result. Two finishing products, glazes and toners, let you do this. David E. Colglazier explains their differences and how to layer them. He uses them for restoration jobs and color matching, mostly, and he explains how to lock in a layer with a barrier, such as nitrocellulose lacquer or shellac. He talks about applying and manipulating glazes, and how toners are sprayed on and left to dry. Side information offers a glossary of common colorants and on color matching.
Many woodworkers assume they’re committed to storebought stain colors. For some finishing jobs, though, a one-time application of stain just won’t do. But by adding colored finish layers at the right time, you can alter or compensate for an existing color as you go, getting…