Spray-Finishing Done Right
Getting a blemish-free finish is easier than you think
Synopsis: Contrary to popular belief, there are many easy-to-operate, reasonably priced spray systems out there, writes Andy Charron. It didn’t take him long to get proficient, and he shares his tips here. You’ll learn what types of booth you’ll need, depending on the finishes you use. Charron also talks about preparation and thinning the finish to a sprayable consistency. He strains the finish and talks about accessories you’ll need and how to adjust the gun. He advises that you spray the least-visible areas first, and he advocates a spray strategy. He offers tips on spraying uniformly, on drying, and on cleaning up. The article also includes side information on correcting spray-finish problems.
Quite a few woodworkers I know are unenthusiastic, even fearful, about spray finishing. They believe the equipment is too mysterious, too costly and too hard to master. In fact, just the opposite is true.…