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Finishing Unfinished Beams - Dry Brush Method



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General Tools and Materials:


BEFORE YOU START:
Take the unfinished sample to a local paint expert for specific stain/paint recommendations. Practice staining/painting the sample before attempting to paint the actual beam.

Directions

Clean

Step 1:

Clean

Place the beam on a drop cloth. Wipe the beam with a tack cloth to remove any debris. [Figure A]

Paint

Step 2:

Paint

  • Thoroughly mix stain/paint. Dip brush into stain/paint and remove excess.
  • Wipe brush on a clean cotton cloth or cardboard scrap so that so that minimal stain/paint remains on the brush (known as dry brush method). [Figure B]
  • Brush the remaining stain/paint onto the beam following the direction of the grain. Do not paint against the grain. [Figure C]
  • Reload brush as needed.

Dry

Step 3:

Dry

Allow stain/paint to dry completely.

Repeat

Step 4:

Repeat

Evaluate color and repeat if necessary.