Posted By TeckWrap Craft On May 09, 2023
How To Make Letter Stencils With Flawless Precision
Using letter stencils help make precise signage or furniture painting. It also saves time as you do not need to carefully and meticulously apply paint. The question is how to accurately make stencils that allow clean lines and curves as well as prevent the dreaded bleed-through.
Paint bleeding through is a common problem in painting furniture or signages. This results in unsightly discoloration on the surface of your wood furniture.
Usually, wood tannins cause this problem and bleed through the wood after weeks of applying the topcoat. They can be particularly difficult to block, and they can seep through even multiple coats of paint or primer.
Often, these yellow stains can ruin the aesthetic appearance of your wood furniture, especially if you have painted them light. But, there are several ways to prevent bleed-through.
How To Prevent Bleed Through
The dreaded bleed through happens when stains or tannins from wood or other surfaces seep through layers of paint or primer. Using a stain-blocking primer is crucial to prevent bleed-through.
Know Your Furniture
Most typical woods release natural oils and pigments when cut or sanded, which causes bleed-through. Other woods such as knotty pine, cherry mahogany, newer softwoods bleed more than others. Moreover, bleed through differs from one type to another
For example, padauk has a orange-red color, like a faint fire. It darkens to rich brown in the long run. This wood can cross contaminate other woods with its oil. With padauk, you can’t prevent bleed through with shellac primer but a latex- based primer.
Another type is Bloodwood. As its name suggests, it has a deep red or brown sap. The sap of the Bloodwood tree is often compared to human blood due to its color and consistency.
This unique characteristic has made Bloodwood a popular choice for decorative woodworking projects. You can block the tannin on this wood if you use water-based or gyprock primer.
Purpleheart Wood is another type of wood that is known to bleed. When freshly cut, the wood quickly darkens to a vibrant purple color upon exposure to air.