Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Charlevoix, Michigan
I always call the manufacturer's tech sevrice line for info on chemical makeup & compatability of topcoat with undercoat products, then run samples of different possibilities. Lables on the back of samples done at different times between coats, different amounts of glazes applied, different techniques, and whatever I can think of. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon,huh? However, it gives me confidence of what finishes to offer and a great group of samples for future sales. It also gives me the opportunity to experiment with being creative and offer some custom finishes that are not offered anywhere else. I have found some of my most exotic looks when doing the most mundane testing of boring finishes, and have saved myself countless hours of redo work by checking things out for myself, instead of taking the word of a sales rep as gospel. People are also blown away to see the hundreds of finish samples I have accumulated over the years.