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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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Charring Basswood. And then, afterwards?

07-21-2017 10:47 PM by Holbs

I am about ready to continue my plantation shutter project and pretty much de...

3 07-24-2017 04:04 AM
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resin epoxy

07-22-2017 06:59 PM by recycle1943

I’ve never done any epoxy projects BUT -I have a table that will be exp...

9 07-23-2017 03:46 PM
View Carloz's profile

Only use gloss finish. Myth?

07-19-2017 06:38 PM by Carloz

I read it all the time here and in other places. ”Do not use anything b...

22 07-22-2017 04:13 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Priming oak with water based primer - tanin issue

07-20-2017 01:52 PM by AAANDRRREW

All, I’ve been painting doors and trim and the like white per my wif...

8 07-21-2017 05:30 PM
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Raw/Pure Tung Oil finish - seeping issues

07-16-2017 01:16 PM by LukeSommer

Sorry if my first post offended anyone – EDIT: I’ve used Raw/P...

30 07-21-2017 05:02 PM
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Gel stain blotchy

07-20-2017 12:40 AM by ravensrock

I’m finishing a large table top. I put a basecoat of GF candlelight oil...

15 07-21-2017 03:47 PM
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Finishes to Swear By

07-17-2017 08:13 PM by JohnMcClure

This is going to sound a lot like asking, “Which religion or political ...

20 07-20-2017 08:37 PM
View KevBotWorkshop's profile

Wood Filling Pores Padauk

07-19-2017 01:43 PM by KevBotWorkshop

I’ve been reading up on filling wood pores. I did a project recently th...

6 07-19-2017 06:55 PM
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Solar Lux on Poplar

07-13-2017 07:33 PM by Mainiac Matt

Hi all, I’m building a Blue Tooth speaker (budget build for shop tun...

9 07-16-2017 09:17 PM
View Fax's profile

VENEER. PSA - Pressure Sensitive Veneer

03-20-2017 04:07 PM by Fax

Hello friends,I am gonna apply venneer to a coffee table 20×20” , ...

6 07-16-2017 06:35 PM
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Help with matching a stain

07-08-2017 11:04 PM by bbsherman

Hi - I am finishing a pine shelf unit. I have a similar one that I put a m...

5 07-16-2017 05:58 PM
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Staining Cherry

05-25-2012 01:05 PM by NedG

I just made some cherry picture frames and stained them with a Min Wax produc...

25 07-16-2017 05:20 PM
View Apjow's profile

bumpy lacque finish

07-12-2017 04:48 PM by Apjow

Hi, I just finished a table top and I’ve applied 5-6 coats of polyureth...

14 07-16-2017 04:50 PM
View Fax's profile

Finishing Eastern Red Cedar

06-27-2017 05:32 PM by Fax

Hello friends,Trying to refinish a cabinet that I think it is Eastern Red Ced...

34 07-16-2017 02:41 PM
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Curious about finishing Baltic Birch

07-16-2017 01:16 PM by Sageish

I’m curious what kind of finish would be best to use on baltic birch. I...

0 07-16-2017 01:16 PM
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Filling gouges prior to refinishing dining table top.

07-13-2017 09:31 PM by Fax

Hello friends, What would you recommend for filling small gouges on old di...

18 07-16-2017 03:40 AM
View Apjow's profile

can i put natural oil over spar urethane

07-13-2017 09:53 AM by Apjow

Quick question. What would happen if I put a natural oil over spar urethane? ...

17 07-14-2017 04:03 PM
View MzWhitney's profile

Refinishing oak table - advice for a noob

07-09-2017 02:29 AM by MzWhitney

Hi there, I’ve just been given a lovely old table with a couple of m...

27 07-13-2017 02:07 PM
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Need help with hvlp spraying

07-09-2017 09:23 PM by rwe2156

My first venture into hvlp spraying. I have a Harbor Freight gun. I nee...

34 07-12-2017 08:05 PM
View Carloz's profile

Water based polyurethane oil based look

07-10-2017 10:50 PM by Carloz

If I apply some oil product like Tung oil, seal it with shellac and cover it ...

8 07-12-2017 04:05 PM

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