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Finishers in Maryland

9/21/16       
Pete D Member

Any finishers in Maryland? I've got a furniture line I'm trying to roll out soon and struggling big time with the gloss white.

9/29/16       #2: Finishers in Maryland ...
Robert O'Connell Jr.

Pete , I Am In South Jersey If You Are Interest . Bob O'Connell

9/30/16       #3: Finishers in Maryland ...
Pete D Member

Bob, thanks for responding. Haven't had a single response in this area to any of my inquiries so I may get in touch since I'm running out of time and options.

9/30/16       #4: Finishers in Maryland ...
Paul Snyder  Member

Website: finishing.tips

Pete - what problems are you having? What products are you using?

10/3/16       #5: Finishers in Maryland ...
Pete D Member

Paul, I'm only set up to spray waterborne and using General Finishes Enduro. Had some surface tension pinholes which the GF tech thought was probably an incompatible white undercoat from another manufacturer or possibly scuff sanding too fine with 400. When I build with a couple coats of the GF white poly the pinholes disappear, so I'm pretty sure it was the undercoat. I've tried a variety of different ways to scuff sand from 320 & 400 paper lightly, more aggressive, with a DA sander and the maroon pads, but I can always see the sanding marks through the next coat. A couple coats and they fade away, unfortunately I rarely lay down a coat that escapes the random particles dive bombing the finish before it sets up. The finishes take a couple weeks to cure so rubbing out the gloss clearcoat on top of the white poly delays getting the pieces finished.

I also spray the Enduro black poly and satin clear poly for natural wood pieces and haven't had any issues at all, they look great. I'm a one man operation until I can get more sales and move into a larger space. Was hoping to find a finisher because of my lack of skill/expertise in that dept and to help take the load off my plate as I do everything from the design to wood construction, fabricating steel bases and all the other minutiae of trying to launch a furniture line. The chances of turning my pieces into a successful business are slim at best, but I've realized without help in areas I'm not as skilled I don't have a prayer.

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