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Refinishing Made Simple

Previously we transformed old trashed furniture into new treasures.
One of the things we did that made a major change to each piece, was to refinish it. You may have seen this done on Pinterest or YouTube.  Refinishing is an old technique that has been improved with modern products. Today we will show you how easy this is to do.
We went to a recycle-shop and found this cabinet front. It is made of solid oak and has an old lacquer-type finish.There are two ways to refinish this piece -- the first one uses soy gel, an environmentally friendly, non-toxic stripper. There are no fumes and it cleans up with water. Apply it with a chip brush and leave it for 45 minutes.  Scrape off the residue and wipe the surface with a damp/wet cloth. Allow to dry overnight, then lightly sand the surface, remove any dust and apply General Finishes Gel Stain.  
The second way is to clean the surface, then sand the finish and re-clean. Then apply the Gel Stain as in the first method.
Allow to dry overnight and apply a second, and if desired, 3rd coat, again, drying between coats. After the last color (stain) coat has dried, use General Finish's wipe-on polyurethane stain as a protective top coat. Use steel wool or synthetic steel wool to scuff between coats.
Two or three top coats are recommended. The gel stains clean up with mineral spirits. The finishes are also non-toxic when dry.
General Finishes Gel Stains and Topcoat have been formulated to produce a beautiful hand-rubbed finish. These easy to use products simply wipe on with a rag. There's no messy splashing, drips or runs. Gel stains produce an even finish on hard to stain woods.
·    Pleasant odor.
·    Water, alcohol and heat resistant.
·    Will never chip, crack or peel.
·    Non-toxic after drying.
·    Stains are compatible with other topcoats.
This project is simple and can be completed with just a basic level of skill and materials. Refinishing was a mess time consuming job but with the development of new products it is safer and easier than ever.

Saturday April 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. there will be a free Bandsaw Tune-up demonstration at the store and open to all interested. If you don't know what a Bandsaw is, how to use one or just have question please feel free to come and enjoy.

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Woodcraft is located in Chandler on the N.W. corner of Arizona Ave & Elliot.   
3002 N. Arizona Ave  #12
Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone 480-539-9663
Email woodcraft563@woodcraft.com

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