Introduction: Finish Wood With Fire | 3 Step How- to
If you're looking to make saw marks pop on your reclaimed wood project, but don't want to sand or add stain. Look no further. Here are 3 easy steps to finish wood with fire like a pro! This is one of my favorite ways to finish reclaimed wood, and I know you'll love it too!
- Sand the Surface
- Burn the surface
- Apply your Finish
Step 1: Sand the Surface
Step 2: Burn the Surface
After you remove the heavy dust, its time to color the surface. For this I am using a MAP gas torch but a propane torch works just as well. Lightly go over the surface with the torch. Get close enough that the wood begins to color, but doesn't char. This is important. Charing will flake and create a cloudy and discolored surface. Follow the saw marks for maximum "pop"
Step 3: Finish the Surface
This is the last step. Apply your finish with a sprayer. I use my Graco Ultra Cordless Airless Sprayer but any HVLP system will do. This keeps you from brushing the soot around, if there is any. It seals in the color without wiping it everywhere. It also allows you to keep your paint can clean. Most of us are lazy and tend to contaminate our cans with dirty brushes.
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