This section is where you can find out about the finishing processes for different materials.
We start with timber (wood). I will be using my usual mindmaps to help you prepare for your projects and exams.
To download this map please click this link to the PDF: finishes-timber
Before a finish can be applied to timber the surface which will take the finish needs to be prepared carefully. This is the part that no-one likes doing but it is where time is well spent. (I hate finishing materials but when I do and I get a good finish it is very satisfying.)
The material that is applied to the surface has to be selected carefully depending on:
The finish needs to protect and enhance the object, all too often the finishes seen in school are poor quality due the the lack of time spent on the preparation.