I have the dye and base paints on Crystals pie safe, today we scuff sand it and apply the white top coat, I did a med brown dye, then a 1lb cut of shellac, then the green, and some white on the inside parts and inside, now it will get the scuff sand and another coat of shellac ,then the final white, the shellac is being done to insure the green does not bleed into the white, which it should be fine, but this is a bright white, and when applying lighter colors, especially when the paints have not fully cured,, it can bleed a little, so the shellac will cure that, then we do the sand thru and distressing, then a Vandyke glaze, to age it, which will be done over the first coat of finish, when dry it will get two more coats of waterbase finish and it will be done,,,
We also have the oak one ready to stain, its going water base ( GF) golden oak, and I blotched controlled it, for 2 reasons, one to raise and seal the grain down, and second it has a little curly figure in a couple of spots, not what I want, so the BC should equalize the surface and it will do fine, so its a simple stain and finish, then we go to the poplar one, which will be made to look like natural cherry, so I am told,, and I am good with that,,but we could also make it walnut,, or whatever,, but natural cherry it is.. we filmed up to getting the green on the pies safe yesterday, today the white, and some on the oak one,, then the final on the painted pie safe on Monday or so,, want every thing to dry over the weekend before we do final finishes ,,, so that’s what we been doing , as well we will be filming the final show on the secretary,, then its sand and finish,,, and in the final show we will address the finishing schedule.
we will film some of the poplar pie safe and the conclusion of all of them,, and then they are done , and concluded.
There has been some discussion of us doing a bench as a You Tube, but nothing has been decided, and I am not so sure it would be worth our while, alot of effort and expense with no return,, kind of how it works these days, there is just so much free stuff out there, good or bad it’s out there in a massive ocean,, so for us , seems just doing our show and client work is the way to go,, but time will tell,,, if any thing is done it will be fall at best,,, but between here and there we have alot of client work to get done, and will post some of it here , so keep an eye out .
Now its time to get some scuff sanding done and some paint going on,,, be safe , later y’all
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