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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Walnut WAX? contamination. Help!!

2 hours ago by joeyinsouthaustin

I have a set of walnut living room cabinets. They are solid walnut, and vene...

13 33 minutes ago
View paxorion's profile

Finishing Cherry with GF Arm R Seal

1 day ago by paxorion

I’m planning on trying out satin GF Arm-R-Seal for my pepper mill turni...

5 56 minutes ago
View brass79's profile

Safe finish for pine bed frame?

19 hours ago by brass79

Hello all, just joined (although I’ve found great info through this sit...

4 13 hours ago
View Stockfoot's profile

Help me choose a lacquer!

1 day ago by Stockfoot

Hey everyone, I have been mainly using polyurethane on all my projects but I ...

10 15 hours ago
View bhacksaw's profile

Must i match veneer species for front and back or can i go cheap?

19 hours ago by bhacksaw

I’m trying to keep my bed build to as low a budget as possible. I have...

2 18 hours ago
View goodbadugly's profile

Varnishing River Redgum Slab - white staining appears after sealer coat.

2 days ago by goodbadugly

Help! I’m building myself a desk from a kiln dried River Redgum slab 1....

4 1 day ago
View Eric's profile

Blemishes on ipe

1 day ago by Eric

I have several spots where the natural oil in the ipe has been squeezed to th...

2 1 day ago
View Scootles's profile

Post Your Favorite Finish with Pictures and instructions!

7 days ago by Scootles

I thought it’d be a great idea to compile a thread with a lot of finish...

21 1 day ago
View DonBoston's profile

Finish recommendation...

2 days ago by DonBoston

So, I’m building up a a lot of beard combs and such, and was wondering ...

4 1 day ago
View Dave's profile

Rubbing out a painted finish - anyone else tried it?

2 days ago by Dave

I know some finishes dry hard and bond well enough to previous coats (like sh...

1 2 days ago
View Shawn's profile

LEAD paint???

2 days ago by Shawn

I have an old door with the original knob and hardware, that still works, tha...

2 2 days ago
View Tim714's profile

Finishing over knot holes

2 days ago by Tim714

I just finished building a red oak coffee table and need advi...

4 2 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

wiping back dye stains after spraying?

5 days ago by jimmyhopps

Just curious how many people wipe back their stains after spraying dyes (Tran...

17 2 days ago
View Rayne's profile

Seal MDF edge before gluing hardboard to it?

4 days ago by Rayne

I’ve searched the boards and can’t find anything exactly relevant...

3 4 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Restaurant tables

35 days ago by RussellAP

Bidding a job to refinish 56 tables at a local chain restaurant. We plan to u...

24 4 days ago
View Scootles's profile

Can oils spontaneously Combust in containers?

5 days ago by Scootles

My BLO and Tung Oil cans are a mess. I was considering putting them in a Glu ...

11 5 days ago
View Josh99's profile

Finishing advice please

6 days ago by Josh99

Hello, I am trying to make a farm table. (Promised 6 years ago to the ...

14 5 days ago
View Mammatus's profile

Seeking finishing advice on Maple stool

6 days ago by Mammatus

I made a small solid maple stool for my daughter’s first birthday—...

4 6 days ago
View wfedwar's profile

Epifanes + accelerator....shelf life?

6 days ago by wfedwar

So I have epifanes clear varnish and woodfinish matte. I also have some acce...

2 6 days ago
View azlogger's profile

Alternative to sanding paint?

9 days ago by azlogger

This a little hard to explain…take a look at this photo and then I̵...

24 6 days ago

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