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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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another option beside rustoleum??

02-26-2017 09:26 PM by platinumaa

Although this is a wood forum, im hoping yalls vast swath of wisdom may be ab...

4 02-27-2017 02:50 AM
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prep a wood column assistance

02-26-2017 09:23 PM by platinumaa

I am building a cabin and installed these 4×6 red cedar columns about 8 ...

2 02-26-2017 09:41 PM
View Jeff B.'s profile

Finishing solid timber 'side table"

02-23-2017 03:38 AM by Jeff B.

Hello I have a 12”x15”x22” block of oak. It was milled ...

1 02-26-2017 04:11 PM
View RubberDuc's profile

Lesson Learned Unfortunately (Painter's Pyramids) :(

02-23-2017 12:38 AM by RubberDuc

Hey all, So tonight was the last coat of finish I was putting on my custom...

20 02-26-2017 04:37 AM
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02-23-2017 11:34 PM by fuzzface

Hi folks. I’ve volunteered to repair a damaged baptismal font for ...

4 02-24-2017 02:32 AM
View Moosesman's profile

Wipe on poly on top of general finishes gel stain?

02-22-2017 11:32 PM by Moosesman

Has anyone ever tried this? I know you can use a gel topcoat they recommend b...

4 02-23-2017 04:14 AM
View ClammyBallz's profile

Spraying hard to reach areas

02-21-2017 07:43 PM by ClammyBallz

I sprayed this cherry cabinet with garnet shellac and EM8000cv. Because of th...

10 02-22-2017 04:36 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Serious Comparison: Daly's ProFin vs. Minwax Wipe On Poly

02-25-2012 12:58 AM by Lee Barker

There’s an abundance of opinions about finishes on LJ, many of them sou...

8 02-22-2017 03:27 AM
View Sunburned's profile

How to spread epoxy

02-21-2017 04:08 AM by Sunburned

Hey all,So i have been using some epoxy for finishing lately. I have been sp...

4 02-21-2017 04:43 AM
View Guss's profile

thinning mineral oil

11-24-2011 06:54 AM by Guss

Hi I was wondering what i could use to thin mineral oil to get better penetra...

12 02-20-2017 09:16 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Painting brick

02-16-2017 01:12 PM by SweetTea

Ok guys I need some advice. I have recently been asked to paint a relatives h...

16 02-20-2017 03:16 PM
View VanCranberry's profile

Watco Danish Oil Black Walnut on Red Oak - I want it darker!!

02-18-2017 09:35 PM by VanCranberry

Bob Flexner’s “Understanding Wood Finishing,” page 260 and ...

8 02-19-2017 10:34 PM
View Scojo's profile

Help treating/sealing exterior beams

02-19-2017 09:28 PM by Scojo

Purchased a home in the CO foothills that has exterior beam/rafter work. Ther...

3 02-19-2017 10:33 PM
View touchofcharacter's profile

Stain removed with wipe on poly

02-16-2017 01:26 PM by touchofcharacter

I recently was commissioned to redo a old wooden front door. I stripped it do...

6 02-19-2017 09:12 PM
View mujaki6's profile

Beginner needing staining advice

02-18-2017 09:35 PM by mujaki6

Hello all,I have zero woodworking experience and this is my first time trying...

5 02-19-2017 05:57 PM
View willhime's profile

Dyed shou sugi ban ?

02-19-2017 12:35 AM by willhime

I’m seeing if there’s any theories on how these were made. It say...

3 02-19-2017 03:06 AM
View Mdunn's profile

About to put a finish on my first project

02-11-2017 03:24 PM by Mdunn

Hello guys I’ve been lurking for a while and learning a lot from you fo...

10 02-18-2017 11:30 PM
View Prizen's profile

Having major problems sanding spruce baseboards, please help.

02-17-2017 07:14 PM by Prizen

Hi all I have sitka spruce baseboards that I am installing. I got them fro...

8 02-18-2017 10:56 PM
View electricquad's profile

Grain filler

02-18-2017 09:35 PM by electricquad

Hi, I am new here and a woodworking amateur. I purchased a few 4/4/-5/4 7R...

1 02-18-2017 10:22 PM
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Activated Carbon Filters - Experience?

02-16-2017 06:00 PM by Crashcup

Hi, wanted to see if anyone on this forum has used activated carbon filters (...

10 02-17-2017 07:36 PM

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