Shade Wood


Video Credit: Bernzomatic Torchbearer David Waelder

Shading wood is a technique that can be done by most people using a Bernzomatic torch and just a few essential, inexpensive materials.


  1. Ignite the Bernzomatic TS8000, and apply heat to the wood until the desired color is reached.
  2. Next, take a wire brush to the charred wood in order to remove any ash.
  3. Use a razor blade to scrape the wood in order to ensure that all ash is removed.
  4. Sand the wood to get a nice smooth finish to the shaded wood
  5. Apply a clear coat to ensure a lasting finish.


  • Read our General Safety Precautions before starting your project.
  • Read the instructions that come with your torch before beginning your project.
  • The torch flame should be blue for optimal temperature.
  • Always remove torch from fuel cylinder and store fuel in an upright position after completing your project.

What You'll Need


DuraCast™ 8000 Torch

Product Info


  • Keep a fire extinguisher or water source nearby in case of an emergency
  • Wood of your choosing
  • Clear coat spray
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Wired brush
  • Razorblade
  • Sandpaper