About This Course
Welcome to the Robert O’Brien Online Spray Finishing Course. This course, filmed and presented by Jeff Jewitt of Homestead Finishing Products, will teach you everything you need to know to do a professional sprayed finish on your guitar. Jeff literally wrote the book on Spray Finishing and in this video course shares his knowledge and experience on how to master a factory quality sprayed finish. In the video course Jeff demonstrates the process using lacquer as a finish but the tips and techniques presented here can be applied to a variety of sprayed finishes. Everything from surface preparation to final buffing to a high gloss is covered. Jeff demonstrates how to do this by hand and by using power tools.
Finishing has always been a tedious process for us luthiers. Follow along as Jeff demystifies the entire finishing process making it much easier for you to achieve the same results. The course was filmed in High Definition and contains 3 hours of quality video instructions with all the ins and outs of how to do a professional sprayed finish.
- Materials and tools needed for surface prep
- Fixing defects in the wood
- Fixing defects in the finish
- Sealing the wood
- Adding color to your project
- Masking off areas of your project
- Pore filling
- Spraying topcoats
- Drop-fills and Burn in sticks
- Leveling and buffing by hand and with power tools
- Rubbing out to a high gloss or satin sheen
- Repairing mistakes
Please read the FAQ page before beginning. To begin just register/login and purchase the video lessons. You may then either stream or download the videos.
It has never been easier to learn how to do a professional quality sprayed finish. Happy Finishing!