how would a shellac french polish finish compare to nitrocellulose on a guitar for tone affection and looks?
how would a shellac french polish finish compare to nitrocellulose on a guitar for tone affection and looks? i know both finishes look good but finish can create a difference in resonation which in my experience so far nitro is best but im thinking of adding french polishing as an option in my shop for its mirrory finish is it a solid based finish like the nitrocellulose?
Question answered by Spoul
Considering the hardness of both finishes I'd go nitrocellulose finish for durability and resistance to scratches. I'm not sure of the difference in resonnance tho.
I am a huge fan of the french polish look but it is so labour intensive and scratches easily.
What is a paraffin wax treatment and what is a french polish?
I got a coupon today at the salon, and I get a free paraffin wax treatment or french polish when I pay for a manicure or pedicure. I want to go get a pedicure next month, so I'm gonna use this coupon, but I don't know what either of these are!
Also it says "value to $10". How much do each of these services cost normally?
Question answered by one4zizou
paraffin wax treatments Treatment using warm paraffin wax is long established. In fact, it has been around since the early 1960's. An efficient way of helping to reduce swelling in joints and connective tissue and soothe the pain from arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, joint stiffness and sports related injuries. The treatment also helps to improve circulation. As a beauty treatment, this is a luxurious way of intense mositurising of the hands and feet making them feel refreshed, especially if you have very dry skin - and looking great. This treatment may be usefully combined with an aromatherapy facial. The intensive hand and foot treatment may be especially useful before a big day, such as a wedding or gala evening. The procedure (for hands and feet) is that they are placed in a paraffin bath, which is held at around 50 degrees. When removed, the paraffin sets, retaining the heat and this warms, sooths and moisturises. The hands or feet are placed in a plastic liner and then into special mittens or socks to retain the warmth and intensify the moisturisation process. After 15 minutes, all is removed and the procedure is completed with a light massage and the application of a suitable day cream.
french polish is sumthin given at the end of a french manicure
....Finishes with a French polish. The tips of your nails are painted white and left with a natural base.
hope this helps
What do you think of french polish?
Do you think a french polish on your toe nails is nice or a bit chav?
Had one done on my fingers and toes this afternoon for a wedding on Friday. Love it on my hands but not sure about my feet.
Question answered by EdgeWitch
I think a french manicure is very smart. It is better if the polish on the tips of the nail is a chalky white or painted with a very soft pink, this avoids the look of acrylic or false nails. I think your right about the feet though, unless you have model feet a soft colour looks much healthier over the whole nail.
I hope you and the impending couple have a great time.
Furniture Polish = what can I use on rosewood coloured beech?
I used to use Sheraton Furniture Polish, made by Kiwi Brands Pty Ltd. I cant seem to get it anymore. Does anyone know what I could use instead? I have a Jackson dining table and buffet in rosewood coloured beech - which has been french polished. Sheraton was recommended (and it had a reddish colour). Can I make up my own solution? does anyone have a recipe that will moisturise the wood and not damage the french polish? Can someone tell me what they use on rosewood/mahogany coloured antiques to polish? I dont want to use a beeswax based product because its a wax. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
Question answered by Backwoods Barbie
Liquid Gold is a awesome polish...:)
What colour nail polish should I wear on my toe nails?
It's for a special occasion. My dress is red and sandals are gold. Was going to have a french polish but wanted something a little more dramatic but not trashy. Any ideas???
Question answered by cack7723
I would say a light pale yellow color, or the suggestion of an organish-pinkish color.. that is a fun color that is neutral and will let your dress and gold sandals stand out a bit more. I Love pretty painted toes. Go with something classy though since its a special occassion.
It would be a fun idea with a red dress to go with a lighter/soft red/pink color and have fun designs on them or have red colored tips.
How to refinish a damaged red oak table? The finish is damaged, not the table. I want to strip and refinish it
From what I have learned, I want to use oil based agents. What I want to do is strip the table, make it glass smooth, stain it very slightly darker, and then give it a deep glossy finish but without all the fussing of a real french polish. It is a solid oak round table, and has some end grain around parts of the edges. I do have patience, but then also do not want to take all year to accomplish this. Please help.
Forgot. Some abuse is inevitable. I have grandkids, so a hard durable finish is part of the goal.
Question answered by stretch
It sounds to me like you've got all the steps figured out! I wouldn't spend toomuch time sanding the wood down to a smooth, glassy finish. You want the wood to remain a tad bit porous to absorb the stain. Also, there's no need to employ a french polish. The polyurethane products today produce remarkable results. I would sand the table down using 100 grit. Then I would wipe thoroughly, using a tack cloth to get the fine dust.
Afterwards, get a damp rag or spray bottle filled with water (spray is best) and dampen the wood. This will raise any "whiskers" (wood fibers) and prevent then from appearing later. Once the table top has dried, again sand the whiskers down using 100 grit sandpaper. Once satisifed, remove the fine dust and you're ready to stain. I would apply with a rag; seems to result in better coverage and penetration for me, but you can spray or apply with a brush also. Once dried, you're ready to apply your sealer. I'd use polyurethane and apply a nice thin coat with a brush. Let dry overnight, and then rub down slightly using 000 grit steel-wool. This will ensure the peaks and caps are worked down and maintain an even coat. Do this for a couple coats (I'd stop at 3)....I'd rub out with steel wool, after each coat (last coat should be rubbed very lightly).
Finally, I'd rub out the finish with a good quality wood wax and let it dry to a haze. Buff out, and repeat once more. This should give you the finish you desire, and now and again, you can apply another coat of wax to keep it looking shiny.
How can i get nail varnish off my toes without taking it off my fingers too?
I've just french polished my finger nails and want to take the nail varnish off my toes, but i don't want any of the nail varnish remover to get onto my fingers or for the cotton wool to stick to my finger nails, any ways to stop the nail varnish remover from getting on my finger nails?
Question answered by asdfgmeganhjkl
tweezers ! if your nails are wet too then obviously you cant wear gloves ! tweezers are the way to go !
How do I apply nail polish best (what are your secrets on it)?
I need tips on applying nail polish neatly without streaks and clumpy gluggy looking bits on it and so it can last longer.
I bought french polish set and it comes with the orange stick, rosy polish, white polish, clear polish and the stencil stickers.. and tips on that too thanks.
Question answered by ♥QueenB♥
Choose a nail polish in a color of your choice.
Make sure to have your cottonballs, nail polish remover (acetone), towel, newspaper, and clear nail polish.
Paint your nails in a well-ventilated room. The fumes can be extremely dangerous to your health.
Do not Shake the nail polish bottle as this will cause bubbles. Instead roll the bottle between your hands to warm it up. Open it, and scrape some of the excess nail polish off.
Paint one stripe in the middle. Then, paint a stripe on the left, continuing to the right.
Apply one coat of clear nail polish (base and top coat works best). Let it dry.
Apply your first coat of color to your nails, using only three strokes per finger and painting in an upward motion. Don't worry if it looks too thin. It's supposed to. Let it dry -- if it's even a little sticky, the next coat won't go on.
Apply your second coat of color to your nails. Let it dry.
Apply a last coat of clear nail polish to keep the color lasting for at least 1 more week!
Keep nail polish in the refrigerator. This will keep it from clumping and make it last longer.
If your nail polish clumps up on your nail, remove it with the nail polish remover. If the nail polish is old, roll it between your hands to warm it up. Then, if clumping continues, throw it out. Get a new nail polish.
When painting, keep the coats very thin!
When you mess up, don't stress up! Simply wipe it off with toilet paper and remove all the polish with nail polish remover to get the stuff that the toilet paper missed.
Remember that the top coat is the one everyone will see, and the one that you'll feel. Keep that coat smooth!
If you want sort-of a cool looking texture, wait until the coat is dry enough that you can make fingerprints on it, but not have to clean any off your finger. Then put your finger on it and it will make a finger print! It looks kind of neat from close up.
Run your nails under water after painting. This will give you the chance to feel any bumps without ruining the coat.
If you are in a hurry, use a hair dryer to dry your nails!
If you mess up, get an edge on a piece of toilet paper and gently wipe it off.
Use sparkly and shiny colors! This will get your fingers noticed and you will love it the most!
Don't be afraid to put on stickers or fake gems!
If you don't have the patience to let your nails dry, sit still, wave your arms around like crazy, or watch a movie so that you are busy while your nails dry!
Don't paint on a washcloth; it will make it dirty; use a piece of notebook paper.
If your nails keep breaking and the nail polish makes them look gross, buy some nail hardening fluid (this can be found in the makeup section of drugstores and chemist shops) which you apply before the nail polish. It will make your nails nice and strong so they look long and pretty when painted.
What colour nail varnish to wear to my job interview?
I have a job interview soon and i was told that its best to go to an interview with a neat manicure, i was thinking french polish but i don't particularly like it. What about a sugar pink or something?
Miss Military ( WraithBoomStar)
Question answered by emkay
Generally speaking it's best to err on the side of conservative, nothing too bright or sparkly. Try a clear coat or a light nude. It really depends on the industry you are going into though. Fashion/art environments will welcome shows of personality in your style, but business/government types expect a more conservative overall appearance. Look into the company you are interested in. Figure out how the successful people in the organization dress and style themselves and use them as your model to create your own personal look.
How long would it take to read a German book learning from scratch?
Hello guys I want to read a novel but unfortunately it's not available in English (it's the witcher btw) and a few options are French polish or German. I know a bit French from school but I'm more interested in learning German as a new language.
Now my question is how long would it take to read an adult level novel if I start learning German now self taught? (Assume a normal/average person's progress) reason is the release date of the eng version is August 2013 and I'd like to decide to wait or learn German :)
Thx in advance
Abt how long will it take then??
The Autumn Breeze
Question answered by zirp
learning german takes at least 30 weeks, assuming you spend 25 hours a week on it, with good teacher.