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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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Dark spots showing up on my Monkeypod Vanity

01-23-2019 07:04 PM by jopo

Hi. I just created and installed a Monkeypod wood vanity in our bathroom and ...

2 01-23-2019 10:55 PM
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Advice on how to repair/refinish 60 year old American Black Cherry planking

01-21-2019 02:36 PM by Rod5591

A friend is giving us about 700 sq feet of American Black Cherry wood plankin...

4 01-23-2019 08:27 PM
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Charles Neil - Topcoating latex paint question

01-22-2019 04:47 PM by rwe2156

I have a kitchen project coming up and I’m concerned about a durable fi...

5 01-23-2019 08:11 PM
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Dyeing for some beautiful figured maple

01-08-2019 02:22 AM by Rink

So I have a bunch of nicely figured Maple that I got from member Scott. The f...

10 01-23-2019 04:52 PM
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How do you spray latex?

01-22-2019 06:41 AM by irish620

Gentlemen, 10 interior doors to paint and here is what I need to spray: ...

11 01-23-2019 02:22 AM
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Printer Ink Dye

01-22-2019 08:30 PM by bilyo

I have quite a bit of printer ink, but no printer. Rather than throw it away,...

3 01-23-2019 12:14 AM
View Lolzfail's profile

Wax will not dry, or wipe off. Need some tips.

01-17-2019 01:42 PM by Lolzfail

So I’ve been working on this piece, it’s rather old, and it was stained a...

11 01-21-2019 08:25 PM
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Spray room

01-20-2019 12:09 AM by Patrickgeddes14

Built a room. Ignore the air conditioner mounted into the wall. I’m ins...

9 01-20-2019 09:48 PM
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01-20-2019 12:03 AM by Patrickgeddes14

I have a few signs I’m.making. I used Danish oil to fill the letters an...

5 01-20-2019 08:14 PM
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Linseed oil w/beeswax on outdoor bench

01-19-2019 12:30 AM by nickbatz

Hi, we replaced the boards on an outdoor bench with kayu batu wood. Unfort...

5 01-19-2019 07:38 PM
View Lazyman's profile

Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish?

08-18-2016 01:12 PM by Lazyman

I’m thinking of trying to use a 30 minute epoxy as a finish on a tool h...

15 01-18-2019 07:44 PM
View GregTP's profile

I think I screwed up... Spar Urethane on an outdoor table

11-09-2015 01:33 PM by GregTP

hello all, I think I might have screwed up. Working on an outdoor table for m...

33 01-18-2019 06:41 PM
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Water Damage to Tung Oil Finish. Help!

01-17-2019 12:47 AM by JPrictoe

Just finished second coat of tung oil on a red oak platform bed. Come into t...

1 01-18-2019 04:17 PM
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Shellac both sides of door

01-17-2019 02:54 AM by bdresch

I’m finishing a couple new oak doors with oil based stain covered with garnet...

6 01-18-2019 04:05 AM
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Why use WAXED Shellac?

01-16-2019 10:51 PM by jayseedub

Dewaxed shellac is more expensive—but other than cost savings, is there...

11 01-18-2019 02:39 AM
View Travis's profile

To fill grain or not to fill grain?

01-16-2019 08:12 PM by Travis

Hi all, I’m a novice woodworker, still getting my toes wet in the whole...

15 01-17-2019 07:26 PM
View jasonallen's profile

Finishing a table leaf

01-17-2019 02:58 PM by jasonallen

I had taken a break from any serious woodworking for about 2 years, mostly be...

1 01-17-2019 03:21 PM
View wilschroter's profile

Best way to cover finish nails on trim that's already stained/poly'd

01-16-2019 12:49 AM by wilschroter

I’m going to be building out a walk in closet and I’d like to use...

15 01-17-2019 02:06 PM
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Will Wood Glue stick when bonding to a stained/poly surface?

01-16-2019 02:26 PM by wilschroter

I’m building a closet with some pre-finished stained/poly’d popla...

16 01-16-2019 03:39 PM
View Logan Craig's profile

Make pine plywood look nice?

01-13-2019 01:24 AM by Logan Craig

I have an entertainment center project commission that I am having trouble st...

31 01-16-2019 02:06 PM

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