I've been doing a lot of ragged glazed finishes lately and I'm looking for a good source for cheese cloth. I know that the local depot carries it, but only in little packs, and it's getting expensive. I thought about looking at using a medical gauze type cloth, but wasn't sure if it would work or if it was more cost effective. Does anyone use something like this?
From contributor C:
Many woodworking suppliers and finish dealers have it... sometimes in large rolls. I usually get mine from fabric stores. Even the fabric department at Walmart usually has it. You can often buy all that's left on a bolt from the fabric stores and most will give you a little discount for buying that way. I usually use cotton rags (t-shirt material) from the boxes sold at paint stores for my ragged finishes. Sometimes I also use the cheap bar towels from Sam's club. For some finishes I like the textures of the terry towels.