Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
welcome to the forum !
when you get time, please complete your profile with your location.
please tell us a little about yourself and the type of work you do presently.
and - how deep do you want to go into "repair and refinishing" ??
looking forward to seeing some of your projects.
(to answer your question: I personally like the powder over liquid
stains. they are easier to mix into most mediums such as lacquer, shellac,
polyurethanes, varnish, etc. some of the liquids don't play well with cover finishes).
eventually, if you want to get more involved in the craft, get a kit of the
colored burn-in sticks and epoxy putty sticks as well.
[some hand tools are also necessary: but that will have to be another thread].
when I first started furniture repair back in the '80s, I picked up old (road kill)
wooden furniture of different types and cut them up into manageable
pieces and intentionally "messed them up" to practice on. one thing that
needs a LOT of practice is veneer - hundreds of different types have
been used over the past century in all kinds of furniture. practice on
repairing and color matching veneer surfaces and you will be golden.
furniture repair is a craft that requires a lot of practice.
invest in some books on "Furniture Repair and Refinishing". most will cover
the mixing and use of powder and liquid stains and dyes.
-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 09-16-2019 at 10:32 AM.