Glazing to Highlight Detail

It's the glazing that highlights the moldings and carvings

It’s the glazing that highlights the moldings and carvings.

Glazing is simple to do, and it might probably add lots of ornament to
furnishings or woodwork. Within the case of the nook chest
pictured, glaze is used to spotlight the element of the moldings
and carvings. The glaze emphasizes the three-dimensional

The method is easy. First, seal the wooden’s floor with one
or two coats of end – any film-building end. You’ll be able to
apply stain underneath these coats in case you like. Then brush or spray
on the glaze. For this step it’s greatest to make use of a particular glazing
product labeled “glaze.” On smaller tasks you should use a gel
stain, which is analogous, but it surely dries significantly quicker than
glaze providing you with much less time to selectively wipe off. You’ll be able to
additionally use stain. It can simply be extra runny and tough to

Earlier than the glaze dries, wipe it off all of the raised surfaces,
leaving it solely within the recesses. If the glaze is drying too
quickly, as might occur on a big, extremely advanced piece, get
another person to assist. You may also use metal wool or an
abrasive pad as a substitute of a fabric after the glaze has dried. However
the impact shall be just a little totally different.

With an oil-based glaze, which offers rather more time for
manipulating than water-based glaze, you’ll be able to normally take away
what you could have executed in case you don’t prefer it with mineral spirits
(paint thinner) or naphtha for fairly a while if there are
issues; then you can begin over. On a big, advanced floor,
water-based glaze could be tough to make use of efficiently.

Lastly, after the glaze has had time to dry, apply at the least
yet one more coat of end to maintain the glaze from being rubbed
off, and likewise to convey out the total colour distinction.

— Bob Flexner


Don’t miss Bob Flexner’s
“Understanding Wood Finishing”

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