January 20, 2014

How To Make Your Boards Smooth


Earlier this month I shared our NEW chalkboard + wood planked wall and I promised I would post a tutorial on how my husband got our wood boards smooth. He used this process for both the wall and the farmhouse table that I haven't posted on here yet. If you plan on doing anything wood related in the near future I strongly recommend you try this method after you stain + seal your wood! It will leave your wood feeling smooth and just nice looking.

Here is what you will need:
-grade #0000 steel wool
-400 grit sand paper (not pictured)
-soapy water
-paint brush 
-rag (not pictured).

Once your clear coat has dried on your boards you might notice your boards are not as smooth as you would like them to be. That's because of tiny bubbles the clear seal leaves behind. If you would like for your wood to have a clean + smooth finish you will need to try these simple steps...

First you very lightly (you don't want to apply too much pressure when sanding or you will take too much of the clear coat off) sand your boards with 400 grit sand paper (not pictured) to smooth out any bubbles or anything left over from your stain + sealer. Then you dust of your boards and you dip your brush in soapy water and lightly wet your board...
Here's my husband's little work area...
Then you take your steel wool and rub it lightly on your board following the grain of the wood...
 Lastly you wipe your board dry with a rag...
 and you've got yourself some smooth boards!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for clever tips! i had not idea about this technology and how efficient it is. Now I will make use of it whenever I need to.
    Cheers,
    Melinda

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