Outline of Volume 2 of the Fine Furniture Finishing
Includes an explanation of melamine coated boards
The demonstrations on this tape include
both start-to-finish projects, and some sample boards for faster
presentations. Volume 2 assumes that viewers have seen the first
tape, and therefore does not repeat information that was given on
First demonstration: Faux granite
Faux granite is an easy and fast finish in oil or
water-based materials. It's sponge techniques also are used as the
basis for many faux marbles, and for sponge-painted walls.
Includes sponge preparation, how to choose and mix colors
for realistic effects (and how to change that for fantasy colors),
and the order of application.
Second demonstration: Porcelain crackle, or cracquelure
A picture frame with mirror is used to show the
application of these products which produce a delicate network of
cracks for an easy, fast, and beautiful effect. This crackle, as
well as the peeling paint effect in the next demonstration can be
used in selected areas of larger projects for an antique effect.
Third demonstration: Crackle, or peeling paint
This is a different effect than the one above, this is
more of a two-tone look where a base-coat color shows through a
cracked top-coat. This can also be a subtle look like the porcelain
crackle, or, can be much more bold. The differences are well
detailed on the demonstration. Again, a very fast and easy effect
that can be wonderful, especially when combined with other
techniques like antiquing, pinstriping, stenciling,
Also shown here: physical distressing, and the use of
rottenstone for antiquing.
Fourth demonstration: Pinstriping, dragging, and stenciling
This is a great demonstration where an ugly dark pine
chest of drawers is refinished with a light base coat, then gets
combed on its sides, pinstriped on the front and top, and stenciled.
This is a real trash into treasure result done in water-based
materials that was a lot of fun.
Tools and techniques used
here include: masking and pinstriping tapes, sword stripers and
liner brushes, combs, single and multiple stencils, stencil brushes
Fifth demonstration: Floating faux marbles
Three styles of painted faux marbles are shown:
positive, negative, and combination. Most viewers will be amazed
with the options available, even many professionals are unfamiliar
with these techniques. The results are beautiful, with an incredible
depth of translucency and color.
Assorted tools and
techniques are shown here, as well as the ideal surface for floated
Sixth demonstration: Faux tortoise-shell
Tortoise-shell is an elegant, but simple variation of a
floated finish like the faux marbles above, ideally suited for small
objects. This example uses typical colors, and mentions other
Seventh demonstration: Rubbing and polishing finish coats
The mahogany chests that were varnished in Volume 1 are
treated to the ultimate look in the world of finishes. Taken through
successively finer steps, the results are a sumptuous smoothness,
gloss, and depth. This is the perfect final look for a polished faux
finish or to show off the color and figure work of any wood. It is
neither difficult nor expensive to do, and takes much less time than
most people would think.
Demonstrated are the differences
in different gloss levels and fine grit sandpapers, pumice,
rottenstone, rubbing and polishing compounds.
Closing: Words of wisdom
A finished piece is shown as an example of several
different looks, and how to put your own looks together. After
nearly five hours of instruction and example on these videotapes,
viewers will have more knowledge and information than many week-long
seminars or schools that are offered. (And they can
use the Pause and Rewind buttons!)