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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 walnut finishing

05-28-2017 12:06 PM by maxhall

Making a light for a friend’s kid (birthday present) modeled after the ...

7 05-28-2017 10:23 PM
View madts's profile

Furniture wax/finish

05-27-2017 04:18 PM by madts

I found some white Bees wax online (Amazon) and made a batch using my formula...

2 05-28-2017 05:21 PM
View Oldtool's profile

Need help with finishing problem

05-26-2017 11:39 PM by Oldtool

I’m in the process of refinishing kitchen cabinets, which are about 15 ...

10 05-28-2017 11:55 AM
View Jimintomahawak's profile

Oops wear goggles over glasses

05-27-2017 08:31 PM by Jimintomahawak

Oops, reminder to self wear goggles over glasses when spraying. Looks foggy n...

3 05-28-2017 02:53 AM
View Holbs's profile (online now)

Guessing how much poly is needed to be used upon a project before hand

05-26-2017 03:59 PM by Holbs

I am spraying a project for the first time using my Summit HVLP system. I...

7 05-27-2017 01:17 AM
View Thomas Anderson's profile

Newbie questions on finish (Cherry Wood & Finish questions)

05-23-2017 11:46 PM by Thomas Anderson

Ok, I’ve been insprired by some things online and at hobby lobby, IR...

22 05-27-2017 12:57 AM
View artislee's profile

BLO + watco danish oil(cherry)

05-15-2017 11:34 AM by artislee

Hello I am in the process of building a butcher block top workbench(glued 2&#...

12 05-26-2017 12:26 AM
View starmaykr's profile

How do I finish interior Cedar wall paneling yet keep the aroma?

08-11-2014 05:31 PM by starmaykr

My wife has a rather extreme dislike of all pests (rodents,insects etc.). For...

22 05-25-2017 11:18 PM
View DustinB's profile

Going insane trying to spray GF HP Poly & GF Enduro Clear Poly...

05-23-2015 02:50 AM by DustinB

Hey guys, I’m about at my whits end trying to spray this stuff. I don&#...

21 05-25-2017 04:43 PM
View christherookie's profile

As parts or as completed - when to finish

05-22-2017 03:19 PM by christherookie

I’ve got all my pieces cut for two Adirondack chairs. I figure I could...

3 05-23-2017 01:50 PM
View Fax's profile

Darker shade over existing varnish.

05-22-2017 04:29 PM by Fax

Hello friends, Would you please advise me on this topic?I would like to da...

7 05-22-2017 11:59 PM
View Mac63's profile

Wax finish over danish oil finish

05-21-2017 07:23 PM by Mac63

Looking to put a finish on a newly crafted piece of furniture. Applied three ...

3 05-22-2017 09:58 PM
View BigMig's profile

Which Type & Brand of Finish for Inexpensive Maple Kitchen Tabletop

05-19-2017 08:18 PM by BigMig

I need to strip and refinish the top of a kitchen table. The legs are painte...

3 05-21-2017 09:33 PM
View PhillyChopSaw's profile

Suggestions to finish these shop cabinets pop

05-20-2017 07:29 PM by PhillyChopSaw

So i just built these shop cabinets. Figured I would sand em’ up to 22...

1 05-20-2017 07:42 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Rustoleum paint quality

05-19-2017 07:37 PM by Kirk650

For the last 40ish years, I’ve been making wooden stools for little kid...

4 05-20-2017 01:40 PM
View Holbs's profile (online now)

Plantation Shutters - UV protection?

05-19-2017 11:01 PM by Holbs

My current first experimental plantation shutter project is in a 5’x5&#...

4 05-20-2017 01:28 PM
View RichTaylor's profile

$10 hard fill burn-in knife

05-19-2017 06:30 AM by RichTaylor

After waffling over spending $60 to $180 for a burn in knife, I happened to b...

8 05-20-2017 01:29 AM
View bushmaster's profile

Inside Box, to finish or not to finish

05-18-2017 05:38 PM by bushmaster

I am just in the finishing stage of finishing a couple boxes for gifts, So d...

14 05-19-2017 02:19 PM
View eflanders's profile

Sanding disc options

05-18-2017 03:33 PM by eflanders

I’m curious as to your favorite hook and loop style sanding discs? Als...

5 05-18-2017 10:15 PM
View jtrz's profile

Tips on refinishing maple table

05-18-2017 08:32 PM by jtrz

I have a drop leaf maple table that I want to refinish. It’s was made b...

0 05-18-2017 08:32 PM

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