Spray Finishing: Yes or No?
Issue: Issue 337
Posted Date: 10/22/2013
A few days ago, we asked the question on our Woodworker's Journal Facebook page: "After you start a project, you must (eventually) finish. Do you do spray finishing? Do you want to?"
Here's what some of the Woodworker's Journal denizens had to say on the subject. - Editor
"I don't spray just yet, but I bought an HVLP system and want to start." - Jim C.
"No. Twice." - Ron H.
(We have interpreted that to mean that Ron doesn't spray finish, and he doesn't want to, dadgummit!)
Others had more equivocal answers. - Editor
"Depends on the item you make. Some need to be sprayed, and others need that delicate touch." - Chuck M.
"I am more of a wipe-on finish guy than a spray finish." - Roper
And this reader shares what he considers to be the finishing touches to give his pieces the beauty of a supermodel. - Editor
"I spray most everything. Some clients want an oil finish. But I prefer to spray and hand rub between coats until I get the finish I want. That last 10 percent is the lipstick and make-up that make the piece complete. I do not use a toner in the finish because I want to see the beauty of the wood show through." - Jerry V.