Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finishing Class: Glazing Over

Today in class was another slow day. The weather has been a bit damp and the finishes just weren't drying fast enough.

Today's lesson was: Glazing!

Glazing is a technique where you add gel stain into the profile detail to make it look more antique. It was amazing to watch! You apply it thickly and then rub it down until there is just some darkening of the finish. This technique is definitely worth learning.

Tomorrow they're covering how to buff the finish to a high gloss, something I don't have a ton of interest in. So, I decided I am going to skip tomorrow's class. Jeff is going to go and learn the material and I'm going to stay home and do some last minute dusting and vacuuming.

My stepmother is allergic to dogs and I'm trying to do everything I can to remove the excess dog dander we have everywhere! It might be a lost cause, but I'll try and minimize her discomfort.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun class! I'd love to learn to do some more woodworking. I haven't done any since I made a couple SCA boxes that ended up too big to carry. Sigh.