If possible, set your thermostat for 70 degrees. If you are finishing a large area or working in low humidity, add General Finishes Extender to give you more dry time to wipe the glaze off– use two of ounces of Extender per pint.
Here are the tools you will need: A bristle brush, foam brush, pad applicator, blue shop towels and a damp cloth.
Apply glaze effects directly to the surface using a pad applicator and a foam brush for details. Work the glaze over the entire area with the pad, starting in the center, working section by section, finishing on the outside edges last. Use a brush to work glaze into any molding details. Wipe off excess in the direction of the grain. Cotton rags work fine for oil products but shop towels work better with water based finishes.
Glazes do need to be sealed with a topcoat. Let the glaze dry 1-2 hours before applying additional coats.
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The next question is “oops, I goofed - how can I fix it?” Keep a bottle of water and a damp cloth handy at all times. Here are a few techniques.
→ Immediately apply more glaze if it is still wet.
→ If you need to make minor adjustments while working on a piece and the surface is still wet, just wipe out the area with a damp cloth and blend in more glaze.
→ If the glaze has dried, adjust the glaze color by scuff sanding with a 220 sanding pad.
→ If all else fails, simply start over by re-prepping the surface and repaint.