Hand Finish a Frame

Applying a paint, stain or wax by hand to a bare wood allows you to create something truly unique for your customer.

One technique is to start by sanding the frame with a fine grade sandpaper, then use a stain or oil to achieve the desired colour. Oil based finishes can give more consistent coverage on timbers with a high resin content, such as Pine.

Finish with a wax to seal the wood and give a level of sheen.

Tip: Join the frame before applying a finish - to get a perfect join put a drop of PVA wood glue into the mitre and rub it in with fine sandpaper - the glue and sawdust mix to close the join almost invisibly.