|Posted by jhconklin on March 22, 2012 at 9:40 PM|
This picture series illustrates one of the more common glaze techniques in furniture finishing - known as a 'hanging' glaze. The contrast between the stain color and the glaze color for this project displays the effect of glazing. The most dramatic feature is the artificial shadow line created by the color hanging in the recessed areas and molding. Two other features are the enhanced 'depth' of the finish and the use of color to 'distress' the wood surface.
1. Base Color
2. A full coat of glaze material sprayed over the prepared surface. In this instance, the color is Van Dyke Brown.
1. This is the starting color prior to glaze. The wood has been stained and a few light coats of sealer applied. The sealer has been smoothed by sanding with 320 grit pads. This forms the base for the glaze which is always applied on a sealed surface.
2. Glaze Applied
3. Brush Smeared
4. A coarse rag (like a crew knit) wadded into a smooth ball is used to rub much of the glaze away. Holding the wad more tightly keeps the rag from dropping into the recesses and wiping all the glaze away. Lighter pressure on the corners leaves more glaze hanging. On the flat areas, note that the wetter areas of glaze wiped away more cleanly.
3. The glaze has been brushed with a coarse, soft brush. This distributes any overly wet recessed areas and sets the stage for the 'hang-up.' The places where the brush removed more of the glaze will dry faster and become sticky. The wetter areas will dry slower and remain more liquid.
4. Coarse Rag Wipe
5. Clean Rag Wipe
6. The coarse rag ball was used to 'pad' a few random color blotches where the glaze wiped too cleanly for the desired look. After the solvent flashed out of the heavier areas of glaze, a satin lacquer topcoat finished the piece.
5. A clean rag, also wadded into a smooth ball is used to burnish selected areas and to clean up any lap marks left by the coarse rag. At this point the glaze is very sticky and requires a fair amount of pressure to move around.
6. Satin Topcoat