Sealing is the third step in our finishing process. Sealer is applied to stained and unstained wood. We do this to seal the pores of the wood which creates smooth, even surface for when we are ready to apply the finish. Sealing stained wood also helps to prevent the stain from bleeding through excessive coats of the finish.
After a piece of wood or wood furniture has been prepared for finishing and it is virtually free of defects, it moves on to staining. Stain gives the wood color, adds depth, and beautifies wood.
The first step in finishing wood is staining. But before we can stain a piece of wood, we first have to prepare its surface to be stained. After shaping or crafting the lumber, it must then be sanded, excess glue must be removed, and then imperfections in the surface of the wood must be corrected.
There are many facets to finishing in the woodworking industry. From staining and seal sanding to applying pore fillers or varnish, finishing can be one of the messiest and one of the more complicated parts of woodworking.