Diy Staining Oak Cabinet (16 Images)
Are you one of the DIYs who love the staining process the most? For most craftsmen, staining activities are avoided because there are many demands that must be met.
Starting from a clean, dust-free staining area, requiring space for drying furniture, sanding neatly up to the correct painting process.
The speed of the staining process must also be fulfilled because the staining speed will determine the staining process according to the schedule that has been made.
For this reason, many furniture companies are competing to get the right type of paint for wood.
One of them is a type of paint for staining solid oak cabinets. Solid oak is a whole wood and has a higher price compared to artificial wood such as plywood.
The level of durability or strength is also better so that the staining materials used must also be of high quality.
Quality staining materials should be able to show the quality of solid oak cabinets.
Especially if the staining needed is natural staining. Getting a natural finish means having to use materials such as varnish for wood or wood finish.
There are many brands of varnish and wood varnish on the market, but which one is right, you have to be smart in choosing it. To choose, first, know what types of transparent paint are widely used for natural staining in wooden cabinets.
Types of Oak Wood Natural Color Staining Materials
Choosing staining materials is inseparable from knowing what types of wood paints are sold in the market. This type of paint is distinguished by the material it is made of. There are many types of paint that you need to know, including the following:
Melamine paint is paint that has a transparent color finish and gives a high gloss appearance. The wood melamine material is alkyd and amino resin. The finish will give the wood the appearance of being coated with water or glass so it is very shiny.
Unfortunately, the melamine paint layer is not resistant to heat and can only be used in indoor cabinets. Melamine paints also produce side effects, which are toxic which spreads in the air. For those of you who don’t want to get health problems, you should rarely use this paint.
Polyurethane paint is paint that will form a clear color coating on wooden cabinets. Made of Polyurethane and available in various brands.
This paint, like melamine paint, will give a high gloss color finish so that the color and grain of the wood will still be visible.
You know politur, then Shellac is one type of politur from resin which is widely used by ancient people. The result is a transparent color that matches the color of the wood.
The shape of Shellac itself is not liquid but is in the form of plates like chips. To use it you must first dilute it using rubbing alcohol.
Then the application process is enough to use a brush. This polish will provide the same protection as melamine paint. However, Shellac could be better used outdoors. If you want to use it on outdoor furniture, it is still allowed.
The fourth type of paint is a water-based paint. This paint is being widely used by DIY circles, the main reason is of course safety. Who doesn’t want to have security during the staining process?
Most of the paints mentioned above use a thinner or rubbing alcohol solvent, which means that they are not safe or will produce toxicity during the application process and the paint drying process. The solvent will evaporate and carry a lot of formaldehyde content. This is what is very dangerous.
Unlike other paints, water-based paint is a type of safe paint that can be used quickly at any time.
Want to do the staining process in just a few hours can be done. What’s more, you can use it even in the rainy season. The paint will keep completely dry and the material is free from toxic materials.
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