So I was finally able to get a deeper color onto the snare!
Since I knew the veneer was too thin to hold anymore stain, I mixed the stain with an oil-based matte polyurethane.
This helped the color stick to the surface of the shell.
Here are some before and after pictures:
The color is still...
Yeah basically the same process I used, except for the sanding between. I used Varathane's Worn Navy and Ebony wood stains. I had heard about conditioner , but was told that I didn’t need it since I had sanded to 400 and “burnished” the grain. But obviously I should’ve used the conditioner haha...
I bet they come out looking nice and shiny! I need to learn more about sanding between coats and increasing grit at the same time.
I recently just did 320 to remove finish, then 400 in between coats of stain. I was just following advice. I was scared of sanding through the veneer and didn’t...
I'm currently looking to buy a paint gun and compressor to start spraying dyes and stains.
This got me wondering, what do you guys use to paint your drums?
If not paint, do y'all have setups for applying wraps, glitters or any other finishes?
Would love to see what y'all got!
I used a Varathane oil-based wood stain. Following instructions, I applied a layer for 3 minutes then wiped. I sanded at 400 between layers and did 4 layers of each color. Not much color was added after the 2nd layer though.
I think my mistake was adding too much stain on birch wood. The...
Well, I finally stained the shell but i can't say I'm excited about the results.
Apparently, birch gets real blotchy when staining. As you can see, there are parts of the shell that either absorbed too much or none at all. I don't know if this is just because of the birch or if I sanded the...
Hey guys sorry for the absence, I’ve been taking a bit longer sanding down the shell. It’s starting to look a lot better and the burn mark is also fading. The shell thickness seems to be okay.
I’ve been watching videos about staining wood and I noticed a lot of people sanding up to 220. Even...
Thanks! The only trouble area I see is the burned spot. There are light orange spots around the shell, but I guess they're not too bad. I'll try 320 then 400 and see how that goes.
Am I out of luck when it comes to this burn?
I was going to post this yesterday but it got too late.
I finally removed the finish using a heat gun and scraper. I held the heat gun a few inches away from the shell. As soon as the finish showed some bubbles, I scraped it away using a plastic putty knife. If you have stubborn...
So it turns out that even though the website said " Hi-Gloss Deep Lacquer Fade", it was not really a lacquer. The Citristrip and Acetone did not have any effect on the finish. I'm not sure what else the finish might be.
The Citristrip says " remove dried latex and oil-based paint, varnish...
Just recently went to the dark-dark side, and switched to a Meinl Byzance set. I can see how people may be turned away, but I loved how each cymbal had a "warm, smooth, trashy" character to them.
14" Dual Hi Hats
14" Dual Multi-Trash Crash
22" Dual Crash Ride
21" Polyphonic Ride
Also, I received a frightening surprise when I removed the drum lugs.
It appears that the previous owner took a drill bit to MOST OF THE HOLES!!! This was a sad reminder of the condition I found this kit in.
But that's a story for another time.
I will worry about this after the finish is removed.