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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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strange finish defect - need help

07-01-2015 01:41 AM by jimmyhopps

I’m in the process of rubbing out a table top. started with 500 grit a...

11 07-01-2015 09:55 PM
View gcap74's profile

Issues with Mahoney's Utility Finish drying

06-25-2015 09:14 PM by gcap74

I have been making a few end grain cutting boards over the last couple of mon...

1 07-01-2015 04:45 PM
View Targa's profile

Question About Tinting Oil Based Polyurethane

06-17-2015 04:05 PM by Targa

I recently added some additional kitchen cabinets finished in a merlot/Bordea...

11 06-30-2015 11:50 PM
View ric53's profile

Has anybody used Park's Super Glaze

06-30-2015 10:38 PM by ric53

I want to use this to fill voids in a piece of walnut and am wondering if I c...

0 06-30-2015 10:38 PM
View Kaleighh's profile

Clear coat suggestions?

06-25-2015 02:00 AM by Kaleighh

Hi!I am a total novice when it comes to woodworking. I took the required cour...

6 06-30-2015 11:34 AM
View Ntaskani's profile

Finishing Cedar and Maple

06-30-2015 03:35 AM by Ntaskani

I need advice on how to finish a coffee table I’m working on. The leg...

2 06-30-2015 05:50 AM
View Adamal's profile

Painting MDF To High Gloss Enamel

06-27-2015 09:04 PM by Adamal

I’m in the midst of building a couple of bookshelf speakers out of MDF....

4 06-28-2015 04:31 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Lock in dye with spray shellac before wiping on water based finish?

06-28-2015 12:20 PM by jimmyhopps

So I’ve dyed my table legs with transtint. On the sample boards IR...

7 06-28-2015 03:31 PM
View skatefriday's profile

Contract finishing in the Los Angeles area?

06-25-2015 05:03 PM by skatefriday

Ok. I give up. I do not have the skill/tools/materials required to do prope...

4 06-26-2015 04:41 AM
View paxorion's profile

Non-latex paint finishes for HVLP finishing?

06-23-2015 08:42 PM by paxorion

Reading a recent thread on HVLP comparisons, I’m curious to hear any th...

13 06-25-2015 10:52 PM
View TraveledSome's profile

Can gel stain REALLY be a one can solution?

05-02-2012 02:56 AM by TraveledSome

Okay my second thread posted here, so forgive me if it’s foolish, but I...

12 06-25-2015 05:45 PM
View txsci's profile

Help with choosing finish for a cedar bar top

06-25-2015 02:00 AM by txsci

I don’t have a lot of woodworking experience but really enjoying this p...

3 06-25-2015 02:42 PM
View skatefriday's profile

Are kitchen cabinets always finished with polyurethane

06-24-2015 04:15 PM by skatefriday

The subject line pretty much says it all. I did a set of bathroom cabinets...

6 06-25-2015 01:12 AM
View Lumberpunk's profile

Help with pore filling Spalted Maple Slab.

06-24-2015 12:40 AM by Lumberpunk

Hi All, I am currently finishing a 24”x48” spalted maple slab for...

3 06-24-2015 02:34 AM
View tblake1984's profile

Yet another HVLP comparison

06-23-2015 03:45 PM by tblake1984

I have been looking at HVLP sprayers again, and again, and again and I cannot...

19 06-24-2015 02:16 AM
View Pocky's profile

Help restaining table top.

06-23-2015 08:16 PM by Pocky

Hi everyone. Total newbie here, I’ve never really done much wood workin...

1 06-23-2015 08:37 PM
View willhime's profile

Can you make hardware black ?

06-20-2015 06:28 PM by willhime

Building a chicken coop, of course the one that was decided on has black hard...

5 06-23-2015 06:26 PM
View Scottlj's profile

Poplar Dresser with Pine Leg Posts?

06-23-2015 04:37 AM by Scottlj

So I found these great plans for a child’s dresser that calls for 2...

5 06-23-2015 01:46 PM
View paxorion's profile

Shellac (Zinsser SealCoat) for sealing in odor?

04-24-2014 03:22 AM by paxorion

My wife found a chest of drawers on Craigslist that had the retro design elem...

13 06-23-2015 01:37 PM
View Seamus0559's profile

Porch floor questions. HELP!

06-23-2015 12:16 AM by Seamus0559

i have a 1909 American Foursquare on the west side of Cleveland. My front por...

3 06-23-2015 02:38 AM

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