Woodworkers and carpenters are crafting everything they make from an inherently flawed and organic material, which means a lot of preparation has to be done to get it looking smooth and shiny by the time the project is finished. It would save a lot of time if wood didn’t need to be sanded, stained, and varnished, but the simple fact is that all of this prep work is necessary. It goes well beyond aesthetics—since wood is organic, it also needs these coatings for protection to make it long-lasting and resistant to serious wear and damage. To make this process easier, a quality polisher such as the Festool Rotary Polisher RAP 150-21 FE SHINEX is recommended.
Once you complete your wood project, one of the first things you might notice is that it doesn’t have the high-quality super-gloss gallery finish that the really beautiful pieces have. Raw wood has a muted and matte look to it, so it needs to be carefully and thoroughly coated in several different mediums, such as stain and varnish, to elevate its look and protect it from damage or rot. Without a polisher, this whole process needs to be done manually, and it can be very time-consuming and difficult work. Due to this, many woodworkers who choose to do it by hand will only focus on highly visible areas, especially those that will catch the most light. This leads to what is really a partially-finished product. Investing in a quality rotary polisher will make this whole process much easier and faster, and it will allow you to fully complete the entire project without having to neglect any areas due to time constraints.
A good rotary polisher, such as the Festool Rotary Polisher RAP 150-21 FE SHINEX, makes the whole process of polishing faster. Once you add all of your coats, stains, and varnishes, the whole piece needs to be buffed to give it that perfect finish. Doing this by hand takes a long time, and it can be painful when you’re working on a large project. Investing in a rotary polisher allows you to make quick work of finishing up your piece so you can enjoy it sooner.
The Festool Rotary Polisher RAP 150-21 FE SHINEX is compatible with several Festool accessories, so you can have the right pad for any woodworking project. For instance, there are several types of polishing sponges in each size, including 80 mm, 125 mm, and 150 mm. There are also sheepskin felt pads available for each of these diameters, so you’ll have exactly what you need, no matter what your project entails.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
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