Easycoats - 3 coats oh happiness!
Supplies Needed for Applying the Finishing oil- Use finishing oil made by Easycoats You can easily find it through different online sources, it is also available at FurnstudioStore. You will also need some rubber gloves and cotton rags. You will need some 220 and 600 grit sandpaper and steel wool to buff between coats. Smoothing the surface before applying the Finishing Oil- The first step to obtaining a good finish is to smooth the surface well, prior to applying the oil finish. Start by scraping it with a cabinet scraper and then finishing with a card scraper. Next sand with the grain using 220 or 320 grit sandpaper. At this point you can buff it out with steel wool if you like.You will find that some woods finish better than others. It really depends on the grain of the wood and can take more time to build a finish. Applying the first coat of Easycoats wood finishing oil. Once you have scraped and sanded, it is now time to apply the first coat of finish. Apply the oil liberally and let it soak in. Within the first 5 minutes, the oil will soak into the grain quickly. Keep the surface wet, by applying another coat. Let it sit on the surface for about 20 to 30 minutes and then wipe off the excess with a clean cotton cloth. Set it aside to dry for about 24 to 48 hours. The drying time depends on the humidity and temperature. If it is cold out, you will want it to sit for a longer time. Applying the second coat The first step BEFORE applying the second coat of finishing oil is to sand the surface with 220 grit sandpaper, to remove any rough spots and to smooth any raised grain. If the sandpaper gums up while sanding, the finish is not dry enough and should sit longer. Depending on how smooth the surface is, you can skip the sanding and simply buff the surface with steel wool prior to applying any oil. Now wipe on a liberal amount of oil. This second coat will not soak in like the first coat but will start building up the finish. You will be able to tell a noticeable difference to the finish at this point. Let this coat of oil sit for about 20 minutes or until it starts getting a LITTLE tacky. You don’t want it to get too sticky because it will be a nightmare trying to remove the excess! At this point you want to remove the excess with a clean rag. Make sure that all the excess is wiped away. Let it dry for another 24 to 48 hours. The longer it dries the better. Applying the third coat Applying the third coat is much like applying the second coat, except that I don’t usually sand or steel wool between coats at this point. It won’t hurt it, it’s just not necessary unless the finish feels a bit rough. Apply the third coat of oil and let it sit for about 20 minutes, then wipe off all the excess. Let it dry well. You can apply as many coats as you like but I have found that 3 to 4 coats works just fine. The oil finish works very well on most woods. The oil finish process is quick and easy and does not require a dust free environment which makes it a user friendly finish. This oil can be easily applied by yourself , as no special skill is required to apply the finish.
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