Making wood shine and look like the glass isn't complex, and the results are stunning.To get started, you'll need to follow the steps I mentioned here...
Step 1: Sand the Wood
This is the most crucial step and should be done precisely with care.
Sand your wood down to create a smooth finish using 120-grit first, and then sand it again with a higher-grit paper (300 or more up to 800).This will give you an incredibly smooth surface to work on.
Step 2: Clean the Wood
Thoroughly clean the wood to ensure there is no dust or other debris.
Examine the wood for any scratches, as these cannot be removed once you have completed finishing the wood.
If you see any scratches, sand them lightly until the scratch is gone.And then, place the wooden project (that you want to have the glass finish) on a scrap piece of wood, cardboard, or a floor covered with a plastic sheet.
Step 3: Mix and Pour the Epoxy
In a cup, mix the epoxy nicely, making sure there are no bubbles in it seen.
Pouring epoxy on wood is tricky, so be careful - you have to find the perfect pouring height.If you pour from too high, bubbles will develop, and if you pour from too low, fingerprints will end up on the product.
Step 4: Apply the Epoxy and Fix Bubbles with a Blow Torch
Use a paintbrush to apply the epoxy evenly to all corners of the wood, pushing it down the sides as you go.
After making sure you're happy with the consistency, leave the project for twenty to twenty-five minutes.Once you have applied the epoxy, come back with a blow torch and pop the bubbles if you find any.
Be sure to keep moving so that you don't stay in one spot for too long, or else it will cook the epoxy. After popping all of the bubbles, leave it alone for 24 hours to set.
Step 5: Polish the Wooden Piece For Glass Like Shine
Wipe over some plastic polish with a cloth onto the surface, and then use the rag to buff the polish.
If you want an even shinier wood finish, simply sand off the high spots lightly with the highest grit sandpaper and repeat step four before proceeding with polishing the wooden surface one more time.