How to apply sanding sealer ?

Before looking at how to use the sanding sealer, do understand three important things :
Complete guide to wood staining

Materials required 

  • Sanding sealer
  • NC Thinner
  • Gada Cloth (for applying the sealer)
  • Sand paper (220 grit)
All the above materials are easily available in the local hardware store.

Sealing wood
Materials required - Sealing Wood


  • Pour 1 part of sanding sealer in a bowl
  • Mix 2 parts of NC thinner to the sealer
  • Stir thoroughly to ensure the mix is consistent
  • Dab the gada cloth in the mix and apply it on the surface of the wood
  • Cover a small area in one stroke
  • Before the layer dries, wipe off the excess sealer using a dry cloth
  • Using the same method, apply the sealer across the entire surface area of the wood
  • Allow it about 1-2 hours of drying
  • Lightly sand the dried surface of the wood (Remember ? It is a sanding sealer)
  • Apply two to three coats of the sealer to achieve a really smooth surface. Remember to sand in between coats.
How to seal wood
How to seal wood
This sets the surface ready for the stain to be applied. The application of stain on the surface of the wood is very similar to that of how the sealer is applied. Will very soon post the stain application procedure. Meanwhile, do leave us a feedback in the comments section. If you think, staining can be done in a different and easier way, feel free to leave me a comment.

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  1. the tips are very practical.
    many thanks.

    I am enjoying reading this series and can't wait to try it out.

  2. Hi Somu, thanks for the informative tutorials. I do have a question though....I've seen many professionals use something called 'chalk mitti' which to the best of my understanding is chalk powder to seal wooden surfaces for furniture projects. Any idea what this is?

  3. great info and keep providing the information. There are very few skilled people in mkt and your information keep us (end users) not getting fooled by them and charge more money for some interesting work that we can also do on weekends.
    great stuff!!

  4. i tried with chalk powder mixed with peelabhar powder got gud result.
    and one more kindly dont mix sealer with thinner ..its get hard immediately ..use directly sealer

  5. Hi, I have finished one project with the teak wood carvings. I want to varnish over the finished teak wood project. Pl let me know what I have to do before varnishing?

  6. I have babool Wood Old Furniture, color is very dark brownish. Now I want to restore its look like light Stained Colour. Is it possible?


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