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Old 16th Sep 2021, 7:56 pm   #10
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Default Re: Spirit dye reccomendations?

It's fairly common practice in woodworking circles to deliberately raise the grain before your final finish sanding. It'll swell stray fibres and help raise old dings. Just go over the surface with a wet (not damp!) rag and leave it to dry naturally. It'll feel as rough as a badger's butt, so finish sand it thoroughly, go over it with a tack rag to get rid of all the dust and then apply your stain and whatever finish you're using.

Here's one take on the process on YouTube



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