Behlen Lacquer Stick Kit

An overview of burn-in procedures using the Behlen Lacquer Stick Kit.


Burning-in Procedure

The following directions pertain to the repair of defects on finished or partly finished surfaces; these are generally classified as chips, holes, or indentation. These types of defects must be refilled. The most generally used product employed to refill indentations on finished surfaces known as a burn-in stick. H. Behlen Master Burn-in Sticks™ are manufactured in many shades to match every possible finish. These sticks are available in solid (opaque) colors, and are used where both the finish and stain are missing. Transparent sticks are used to refill shallow indentations where the original shade of the finish remains and need not be restored.

H. Behlen Master Burn-in Stick takes the place of other shellac or lacquer sticks. Because of it's superior qualities, it will not pull out or shrink should any "padding finish", "varnish", or other finishing agent be applied over it.

Another distinct advantage of the H. Behlen Burn-in Stick is the procedure of leveling excessive material without damaging the surrounding finish.

Materials Required:
1. Burn-in knife
2. Burn-in Sticks. Select color to match shade or finish on work board.
3. 400A Wet or Dry Paper.
4. Felt Block 4x2x1 inch.
5. Master Wool-Lube™
6. Burn-in Balm™
7. Master Graining Pen

1. H. Behlen DeWaxer
2. H. Behlen Clear Aerosols

1. Clean the repair area with Behlen DeWaxer.
2. Select the proper color stick. (Choose the lightest appropriate background color of a Burn-in Stick. Be careful to get a good match!)
3. Sand the area gently to remove any splinters and rough areas, and to remove the ridge around the damage.
4. Using a Burn-in Knife, melt the Burn-in Stick (fig. 1) and allow melted stick to flow into the damaged area (fig. 2) until it is slightly overfilled (fig. 4A).
5. Protect the existing finish by applying Burn-in Balm to the surrounding area (fig. 3).
6. Pulling the Burn-in Knife as shown in fig. 4B, level the Burn-in Stick with flat strokes. Always wipe the knife clean between strokes.
7. Once repair is level, wipe blade and surface clean.
8. Apply Master Wool-Lube to 400A Wet or Dry sandpaper wrapped around felt sanding block (fig. 5).
9. Gently sand the repair in direction of the grain (fig. 6). (Be careful not to cut into wood color.).
10. After a few strokes, stop sanding and determine if repair is level. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until level.
11. Clean the repair area with DeWaxer, allow to dry.
12. Dry sand with 400A Wet or Dry sandpaper 3 to 5 strokes.
13. If grain must be added, gently connect missing grain lines with H. Behlen Master Graining Pen.
14. Restore the finish with an H. Behlen clear aerosol of corresponding sheen.