2004. Q. I own and operate a furniture finishing business, in San Diego. I came across your site looking for material on parawood. I am very familiar with parawood, we see it's stubborn dense wood grain mostly in inexpensive chairs and tables.
hello all, I spend most of my time over on turning forum, but have a question that I thought was best suited for the finishing forum. I have a friend who is planning on buying a dining room table made of parawood. The table will be unfinished when he recieves it. Knowing that i work with wood (although not typically furniture), he asked me for suggestions on finishing the table.
However, parawood is a really good choice if you know how to maintain it. How to Finish Your Parawood. Do you want to get yourself a new parawood chair or table now? Or maybe you’d like to make your own furniture out of parawood? Fortunately, parawood is so easy to paint and to finish.
On soft woods such as Pine, Aspen or Alder sand first with #120 and finish with #220. On hardwoods such as Oak, Maple, Birch or Parawood sand first with #120 and finish no finer than #180. End-grains (areas where the wood has been cut against the grain), such as the front side of a table, tend to soak up more stain than other surfaces.
I know it took alot of elbow grease and I had to sand through the stain in a big enough area so that the new stain would blend in. I used the round nose card scraper to get most of the glue off but still had to do lots of sanding. Now when I finish parawood furniture I add about 20% more for aggravation fee. Like I said lots of cussing involved
We are finishing a dining room set in parawood. Since we wanted to make sure to get the result we were looking for we tested the underside of the table first. After buying and testing two Minwax oil stains, two Minwax Polyshades and a Minwax gel stain we did not like any of the results (and we pre conditioned the wood also). ...
Strip the old finish, sand out the stain, sand very well up to 180 or 220 grit to prepare it for the new finish, and then apply the new finish. First, try the entire new finish on the bottom of the chair seat (or the bottom of the table) to see how it looks.
Parawood staining issues: When it comes to staining, parawood is prone to fungus, oxidation stains and insect infestation. Though the stains can be visible any time before finishing takes place, yet it can be a large problem even before the wood has dried.
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