Category Archives: Finshes

Paints, Clear Finishes, Airbrushes, etc

Carl’s Turntable for Finishing

Meta Description: Carl made his own turntable. He often uses it when painting and finishing things. It really helps him get a nice even finish on things with out finger prints.

Photo: Carl's Turntable (turn_table_00)

Carl’s Turntable

I often use my homemade turntable (aka lazy susan) when painting and finishing things. It really helps me get a nice even finish on things with out finger prints.

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Paint Brushes & Acrylic Paint

Meta Description: Carl recommends paint brushes and acrylic paint for painting on the wood lathe with the lathe running.

Photo: Paint Brushes & Acrylic Paint (blick_brush_paint_order)

Click here for a printable PDF of the above or click here to order from the PUBLIC wish list at https://www.dickblick.com/lists/wishlist/RTC7CC6JLRZF1

I just want my lout Paint Brushes & Acrylic Paint

My students asked me to recommend some paint brushes. Like the ones I use in my studio for acrylic painting with the lathe running. Brushes that are not kids junk. Reasonably good quality, not to expensive. Continue reading Paint Brushes & Acrylic Paint

Good Cheap Masking Tape

Meta Description: Carl recommends Blick brand masking tape from Dick Blick on the web. It is a bit on the thin side but it works good and the price is reasonable.

I use a lot of masking tape in my studio. I use it to masking off things when painting. I also use it to protect delicate edges on hollow from rims, etc when sanding.

It is hard to find good masking tape locally at a reasonable price. I started using Blick brand masking tape from Dick Blick on the web (www.dickblick.com) last year.

I like it. The price is reasonable. Yea, it is a bit thin and feels cheap. But, it works good. The glue is good. I often leave it on pieces for days or even weeks and have not run into any problems removing it. I find myself using this tape more and more often rather than purple or blue masking tape.
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Pistol Style Airbrush

Meta Description: Carl recommends a Pistol Style Airbrush for people who have trouble with a trigger on top style airbrush.

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Pistol Gun Style Airbrush. Some people have a lot of trouble with the trigger on top style of air brush. This pistol gun style trigger airbrush is more money than the $20 Harbor Freight airbrush that I like. But is a better choice for someo people.
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Blue & Purple Masking Tape

Meta Description: Carl recently started using the new 3M Scotch "Delicate Surface Painter's Tape #2080" Purple masking tape. He likes it. It works good on top of a layer of sealer.

Photo: Blue & Purple Masking Tape 1
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I recently started using the new Purple masking tape. I like it. It works good on top of a layer of sealer. You can easily remove it with no residue left behind.

The tape is made by 3M Scotch “Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape #2080”. Look for the 2080 number!
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8” Buffing Wheel, 4” Bowl Buff, and 8” Long Buffing Adapter

Meta Description: Carl's new source for the buffing wheels he recommends in his “Great Polyurethane Finishes" handout.

Photo: 8” Buffing Wheel, 4” Bowl Buff, and 8” Long Buffing Adapter 1
In the handout for my “Great Polyurethane Finishes Demo” (https://carlford.info/blog/2013/01/great-polyurethane-finishes-demo/) I talk about getting a “8” Buffing Wheel, 4” Bowl Buff, and 8” Long Buffing Adapter” from Don Pencil.
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