To achieve a smooth and mirror like finish on open grained woods, you should use a grain filler. In this video I show you how to use the grain filler from Aqua Coat.
– Sand the surface to 150 grit using my orbital sander
– Apply a seal coat of dewaxed shellac to two of the 3 sample boards
– Apply stain/dye to the third sample board. When the stain/dye dries, apply a coat of dewaxed shellac.
– Using a plastic spreader, apply a very thin coat of Aqua Coat grain filler, wiping off the excess across the grain. Let it dry for 45 minutes to an hour.
– After the first coat of grain filler dries, sand the surface with 320 grit sandpaper.
– Apply 2 more coats of grain filler the same way as described above and let it dry.
– Apply your top coat of choice.
This video is sponsored by Aqua Coat.
Products used in this video (Affiliate links):
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How To Use Grain Fillers – Finishing 101 Series