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Getting color inside of perforated holes4/28
I have a job coming up where the client wants a transparent stained panel that has perforations in it, they want to see the color inside the holes, any one have any experience with this type of application?
q-tip dipped in stain. the most effective and cleanest method is to stain the holes after the panel is finished. this makes it easier to wipe off any excess stain and avoid having a darker stain halo around the hole. As you can imagine this is tedious, slow work.
PS; l'm assuming you meant adjustable shelf holes.
unfortunately, no on the adjustable shelf holes,
There will be 300 - 400 panels 3' x 5' that will look like the attached photo
if that isn't a finishers nightmare l don't know what is...ouch!
You did not say what the material is that you will be using. If using steel, I would have it Powder Coated. We are doing a job now where Powder Coated MDF was specified and we found a company that would do it for us.
Powder Coating of steel is very common, MDF, it is harder to find someone that can do that. If you are not familiar with Powder Coating, it is as near to perfect as you will find in steel. They can match any color, even clear. The Powder Coated MDF panels were not as good as what we normally see in steel.
With 300 panels, that is enough to get some samples made up ahead of the job.
I finish acoustical panels that have a .5 mm hold every 2 mm. The only way we do it is to use a wipe stain. Of course the hole will have a dark ring. That's as good as we can do.
Paul we will be using AC Fir or Russian Birch Plywood, only wish it was powder coat because I also powder coat here. We are about to start dabbling in MDF powder coat
Came up with a great solution, I used a pressure fed cup gun, turning atomizing air down to 6lbs triggered, put 6 lbs pressure to the cup. then sprayed slowly over the piece and it colored every hole very nicely.