Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
There's 1/2 dz guys on here that have paid their dues in the finish room.
JMO but,finishing is one of a cpl areas that getting hard data is going to prove quite difficult.It's an area that is very subjective.......
Take the case of spray guns.Same gun used by two different finishers on the same day,same compressor,same settings and it's very possible to get two completely different "looks".Change any setting on the gun or bump pressure up/down a few #'s and we can change the looks even further.Time of year,time of day,mix ratio's,bla,bla,bla.
As mentioned,go buy a cpl books on the subject.And then if at all possible...find a mentor or heck,bust out the wallet and take a finishing class.Now you'll have,hopefully,a solid foot in the door.The rest is going to be up to you.Also don't limit yourself to "just" woodworking.The hotrod crowd knows tons about spraybooths,resperators,buffing,etc.Further,don't limit yourself to the study of just one type of finish.Try and get as broad a base of knowledge as you can when starting out.
Learn a thing or 2 about safety!!!!!Good luck.
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.