Shade Wood

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.

Steps

  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.

Tips

  • 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.

TOOLS

  • TS8000 -Max Heat Torch for Faster Work Times
  • 14.1oz Propane Hand Torch Cylinder
  • 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
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