For having the name Finishing Touches I guess it should be no surprise somehow at least as of late, we have been getting ourselves into a fair amount of finishing jobs. But, I always thought we were a woodworking business, who dabbled in some unique metal work so it is still a surprise when we get ourselves into this mess.
Because, yes painting and staining is messy. Perhaps I am partly to blame. I have a sick satisfaction trying to do something someone tells me,no one else has gotten right, or they don’t know anyone who could make it look like they want it to.
Or even the simple question of who would you recommend to do this finish after you’re done with the woodwork, somehow I get volunteered or volunteer myself, instead of you know handing it off to the “professionals”.
At what point do you become a professional in something? How many times do you need to do a certain task before you can consider yourself a professional? OK, maybe that’s a whole different topic, I’ll go back to staining.
It’s a different kind of challenge than woodworking, but it does go hand in hand. You can spend all this time building something that is just beautiful, only to be in a sense ruined by a bad stain job. And the opposite can be true as well, you can have a mediocre woodworking job and make it really come to life with staining or painting. So I guess that’s part of the fun.
A few samples as of late.