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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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End grain won't seal

01-31-2015 05:45 PM by RogerInColorado

I’m trying to help out a non-profit veteran support group. They had a v...

6 02-02-2015 12:47 AM
View phillyB's profile

Need help with refinishing table...twisted badly

01-30-2015 02:45 PM by phillyB

Hello! So I’m a long time lurker…First time posting. I’m in...

8 02-01-2015 10:18 PM
View Deanna's profile

Finishing some oak

01-22-2015 12:06 AM by Deanna

I sanded some white oak up to 220 and its shiny. I am doing a walnut with br...

11 02-01-2015 09:00 PM
View TVT's profile

Help needed for a project finishing

01-30-2015 05:36 AM by TVT

I have a job to build some shutters for a customer. They want a finish I have...

2 02-01-2015 02:31 AM
View Bud_3's profile

How alcohol affect furniture?

01-29-2015 08:57 PM by Bud_3

I have a piece of furniture and I dropped 40 degrees alcohol over it and blea...

6 01-31-2015 09:52 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

sanding and staining

01-31-2015 12:35 AM by woodworkingdrew

A neighbor gave me a beautiful coffee table which I am planning on sanding an...

3 01-31-2015 06:42 AM
View TDog77's profile

HELP need a quick fix for my old cabinet doors finished with tongue oil for house sell

08-24-2013 01:44 AM by TDog77

So long story short I have not posted here in a while due to the fact we are ...

10 01-30-2015 01:01 PM
View BigJon's profile

Interior Finish For Cedar

01-29-2015 04:34 PM by BigJon

Hello all! Want to give a huge thanks for the wealth of information that is f...

2 01-30-2015 01:07 AM
View Danpaddles's profile

ya I'm cheap

01-28-2015 03:56 AM by Danpaddles

...and a little short of time tonight. I have two tins of Wipe-On Poly. O...

4 01-29-2015 01:47 AM
View SKlaus's profile

PROBLEMS WITH GENERAL FINISHES GEL STAIN????

08-16-2013 01:42 PM by SKlaus

Hey everyone! I know this is a strange topic being that General finishes is ...

15 01-29-2015 12:00 AM
View Jofa's profile

Help me with Johnson's Paste Wax

01-26-2015 09:30 PM by Jofa

Hey guys. I bought a tin of Johnson’s Paste Wax a while back, really...

8 01-28-2015 02:30 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Getting a glass smooth finish using polyurethane in four coats - and other tips

11-01-2011 05:47 AM by Planeman40

This evening I was varnishing a project and began to think of some of the pai...

10 01-27-2015 04:14 PM
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Walnut Stock Finishing Problem with Danish Oil

01-26-2015 09:30 PM by Sneeze

After spending about a month trying different things with this project I ...

3 01-27-2015 12:44 PM
View txn's profile

Painting mdf

01-23-2015 09:20 PM by txn

What tips or tricks do yall have for painting mdf edges. Every time I’v...

16 01-27-2015 09:30 AM
View Deanna's profile

Pricing a 2600 square foot birch stain project

01-12-2015 03:41 AM by Deanna

It has taken me weeks and numerous samples to get to a quality result stainin...

11 01-27-2015 12:51 AM
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Epoxy filler.

01-26-2015 08:50 PM by Combo Prof

I’ve seen an epoxy filler used by wood turners that looks like a copper...

3 01-26-2015 11:58 PM
View pdxrealtor's profile

Help me get the desired look with stain

01-19-2015 03:45 PM by pdxrealtor

Hi All- I’m trying to get a certain look on my mill work/interior do...

30 01-26-2015 10:43 PM
View AaronK's profile

Mineral oil as a permanent finish

01-26-2015 02:37 AM by AaronK

I finished some maple toys with mineral oil and really liked the neutral non ...

15 01-26-2015 10:19 PM
View Don's profile

Best finish for a kitchen counter top

01-26-2015 12:22 PM by Don

Hey folks, I have been commissioned to build a countertop for a clientR...

5 01-26-2015 08:33 PM
View jasonallen's profile

Arm R Seal

01-26-2015 06:08 PM by jasonallen

I’ve seen some great finishes done with Arm R Seal, but I have no idea ...

3 01-26-2015 06:40 PM

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