You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > DIY Projects >

Refinishing a gunstock?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2013, 07:25 AM   #11
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Liked 22419 Times on 12500 Posts
Likes Given: 53672


i use a very simple method of refinishing gunstocks. learned it from a friend of mine. first of all, i use only the sanding needed. less is more to me. i sometimes do use a paint stripper if needed. once i am to the bare wood i like to allow it to dry at least 24 hours to make sure it's completely dry.

after using a tack cloth, i start with the first application of stain. i don't allow the stain to dry, and wipe it off with old t-shirts or old flannel cloth. i aplly as many coats as needed to obtain the level of darkness that appeals to me.

i then allow the stock to dry at least 24-48 hours. after which i rub out the finish with Johnson's paste wax for wood, using very, very fine steel wool. i do this several times, then rub out the finish with very soft cloths afterwards. the finish comes out very similar to a satin finish when done. Tung oil can be applied if wanted.

i have used this method with great success for many years now.

Axxe55 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Knothole in gunstock - What's the significance? coltswalker General Rifle Discussion 5 04-20-2011 03:40 AM
Gunstock Carving BunnyWabbit Engraving & Refinishing 8 12-29-2007 12:04 AM