A project nearly complete is the refinishing of a three leaf walnut table made around 1880. It had been refinished about 30 years ago with a polyurethane finish. The goal here was to bring out the natural appearance of the wood and provide a hard top coat. The entire table had to be done and the base had numerous carvings that required much handwork. The usual workup was done taking the table top to 320 grit, however, after the first coat of Black Forest oil the top was too light for the client. After a few days to cure a coat of Old Masters gel American walnut stain was applied after a quick 800 grit sanding off the top. The stain darkened the surface just a bit and two addition coats of Black Forest completed the refinishing. The table is in the cure phase now and Diamond ceramic coating will complete the project in a few weeks. I wasn’t sure how the stain was going to work on top of one coat of Black Forest oil so the underside of one of the leafs served as the test. No issues with the application of additional coats of a Black Forest.
I used your finishing kits on 10 tables that are entered in in Artprize September 15- 25 2022 at Flanagan’s Irish Pub , Grand Rapids Michigan and I am very pleased with the results
I ordered Black Forrest Wood Co Finish and Ceramic Top Coat which arrived nicely packaged to prevent any damage at all! My wife and friends have said this has been my best finish to date after 7 years in the shop. It has a natural look and feels smooth to the touch!
Amazed by the oil finish, havn't used the acrylic yet.
Got word of you through Blacktail studio videos.
It's taken me this long to get an idea of what I have here. I made a mantle for some friends family room fireplace, it was a plain piece of old growth Doug fir that had been through a fire, here in my home shop and after wire brushing all of the burnt part away and putting it through the drum sander to smooth it, applied Rubios monacoat and had it mounted, I applied the base ceramic coat. Due to circumstances I had to wait about 4 weeks before I applied another base cot and then, the same day applied the top coat of ceramics. I was satisfied and my friends were ecstatic. On a sofa table top I made of a gorgeous piece of eastern maple I did the same as I had done for the mantel but only used one base coat and one top coat of your ceramics and am disappointed. Not much sheen!
Would it do any good to add a base coat and top coat at this time to get more sheen or....what? On a window seat of Figured 1/4 sawn Doug I used you oil and will cover with ceramic in the next week, but it already looks great.