View Full Version : staining/glossing

04-13-2008, 01:51 AM
so i stained my box today, i think its birch or maple, not sure. it went good and after that dried i applied 3 coats of polyurethane gloss to finish it up with a little more than an hour drying time between them. now to my question. i plan to do another coat of gloss tomorrow but can i sand it lightly with high grit sandpaper to get a smooth glossy finish or will that mess with the stain or gloss? im trying to get a piano like gloss finish or close to it. thanks.

04-13-2008, 02:14 AM
this was just after the 2nd coat of stain and 2 coats of gloss,

04-13-2008, 02:33 AM
Yes, you can sand it sand it with high grit sandpaper or a scotch pad between coats.

04-13-2008, 02:57 AM
Scotchbrite or probably around 1000 grit. Can also sand the final coat and wax it. Just do a search on Yahoo or whatever for the proper steps...

04-13-2008, 02:58 AM
Steel wool and wax work great for the final coat.

04-13-2008, 03:04 AM
hmm i didt think about doing a final wax coat. what kind of wax are we talking about here?

04-13-2008, 03:28 AM
you should've been sanding in between coats.

04-14-2008, 02:38 AM
i lightly sanded before the last coat of gloss with 180 grit but i think it turned out good for what it is. the wood could be in better shape and i didt know i would be staining it, so there is sandpaper scratches on it form the 60 grit.def, learned a lot from this and the next stained box will be perfect!

04-14-2008, 02:40 AM
Wow very nice man that looks real good very nice. be sure to check out my build thread see how i finished off my box:D.

04-14-2008, 02:42 AM
Wow very nice man that looks real good very nice. be sure to check out my build thread see how i finished off my box:D.

because posting a link would kill you...

i know i'm not gonna search for your ****

04-14-2008, 02:42 AM
btw nice job on that box

04-14-2008, 02:43 AM
Looks good... Would have looked better if you rounded over the edges of the box though. Stained birch is **** as hell!

bumpin buick
04-14-2008, 02:43 AM
looks really nice and unique

04-14-2008, 02:57 AM
thanks guy, i plan to switch out the red sued amp racks with stained wood as well to match. i def. would of rounded over the edges but i dont own a round-over bit sadly. would of helped with the look of the port for sure, but how it is there is no port noise what so ever :)

04-14-2008, 05:31 AM
you should trim out the edges to cover the screws and joints. that'd look cherray