FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Gun Stock FAQHow to refinish a gun stock?
Joe Norman asked 3 months ago
Can you Restain a gun stock?

6 Answers
Olson Staff answered 3 months ago

There are a few things you’ll need to refinish a gun stock:

  • wood finish,
  • steel wool/fine sandpaper,
  • cleaning solvent,
  • rags,
  • mineral spirits.

How to refinish a gun stock?

Before beginning, make sure the gun is unloaded and check the barrel for any obstructions. Disassemble the gun according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’re not familiar with how to do this, there are plenty of online guides available.

Next, use steel wool or fine sandpaper to remove any old finish from the stock. Be careful not to damage the surface of the wood. Clean all surfaces with a cleaning solvent (such as denatured alcohol) and allow to dry completely. Apply a coat of wood finish (using a rag or brush) and allow to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat this process until you’re happy with the results. Finally, use mineral spirits to remove any excess finish.

With a little time and effort, you can refinish a gun stock yourself and save money in the process.

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Lewis Staff answered 3 months ago

Refinishing a gun stock is definitely a project that can be tackled by a beginner.

There are a few basic things you need to know before getting started, however.

  • First, you’ll need to gather the necessary supplies and tools.
  • Then, you’ll need to decide on the appropriate method for refinishing your stock.
  • Finally, you’ll need to follow the proper steps to complete the project.

In order to refinish a gun stock, you’ll need:

  • wood finish (either an oil- or water-based product),
  • steel wool,
  • paper towel or cloth rag,
  • painters tape,
  • sandpaper (ranging in grit from 220-600),
  • safety glasses,
  • gloves.

You may also want to consider investing in a Stock Wizard or a Gun Stock Rubbing Compound. These products can help you achieve a professional-looking finish.

How to refinish a gun stock?

The first step in refinishing a gun stock is to remove the old finish. You can do this by sanding the stock down with progressively finer grits of sandpaper until you’ve reached the bare wood. Once the old finish is removed, you’ll need to clean the stock thoroughly before beginning to apply the new finish.

There are two basic methods for refinishing a gun stock: oil-based and water-based finishes. Oil-based finishes tend to be more durable and provide a better looking finish, but they’re also more difficult to apply. Water-based finishes are easier to apply but don’t last as long and don’t provide the same level of protection.

Once you’ve selected the appropriate finish, you’ll need to apply it to the stock. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and drying times. After the finish has dried, you’ll need to buff it out with steel wool or a rubbing compound. Finally, you’ll need to apply a coat of gunstock oil or wax to protect the new finish.

Following these steps will help you successfully refinish your gun stock. With a little patience and attention to detail, you can achieve professional results.

Ivan Staff answered 3 months ago

Before undertaking any refinishing project, be sure to read and understand all the applicable safety warnings. Wear safety goggles, gloves and a dust mask when sanding. Work in a well-ventilated area.

To refinish a gun stock, you will need:

  • Sandpaper (80 grit, 100 grit, 120 grit)
  • Stain – Maple (light), Walnut (medium), Cherry (dark) or Ebony (black)
  • Applicator brush
  • Rubbing compound
  • Carnauba wax or gunstock sealant

Wooden stocks can be refinished by lightly sanding them with fine sandpaper to remove any blemishes or scratches. If the stock is heavily damaged, it may need to be sanded down to the bare wood. Once the stock is smooth, you can then apply a stain in your desired color. Allow the stain to dry completely before applying a rubbing compound and then a coat of wax or sealant.

How to refinish a gun stock?

Antony Staff answered 3 months ago

There are a few things you’ll need to refinish a gun stock: sandpaper, wood finish, a cloth, and some metal polish. You can find all of these at your local hardware store.

First, make sure the gun is completely unloaded and that there is no ammunition in the vicinity. Then, use the sandpaper to strip away the old finish on the gun stock. Be careful not to damage the wood in this process. Once you’ve removed the old finish, apply a coat of wood finish to the stock using the cloth. Allow it to dry for several hours. Finally, use the metal polish to give it a shine. Enjoy your new-look gun stock!

How to refinish a gun stock?

Jordan Staff answered 3 months ago

To refinish a gun stock, the first step is to remove any old finish with a stripper.

Once the finish is removed, the wood should be sanded until it’s completely smooth.

Then, apply a new finish using a brush or cloth.

Finally, allow the finish to dry completely before using the gun.

 

Cruz Staff answered 3 months ago

There are a few things you’ll need to refinish a gun stock: wood filler, sandpaper, wood stain, and sealer.

First, use the wood filler to fill in any holes or cracks in the stock.

Once it has dried, use the sandpaper to smooth it out.

Then, apply the wood stain using a cloth or brush. Be sure to let it dry completely.

Finally, apply the sealer using a brush or spray can.

Let it dry completely before using your gun again.

How to refinish a gun stock?