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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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Red Resin vs Black Zirconium

01-16-2015 11:58 PM by Eric

What’s the difference? What application is each suited for best?

1 01-18-2015 09:05 PM
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Humidor finish (topcoat)

06-26-2014 01:53 PM by Sirgreggins

I’m going to make a few humidors soon and am contemplating what to use ...

2 01-18-2015 07:53 AM
View emart's profile

question about filling cracks and rot with resin

01-13-2015 10:26 PM by emart

A customer ordered a slab coffee table top and hand picked a specific slab fo...

11 01-18-2015 05:59 AM
View Cousinwill's profile

Water Based Finish

01-16-2015 01:19 PM by Cousinwill

General Finish makes a good product called Wood Turners Finish. I’ve u...

5 01-18-2015 05:03 AM
View Marshall's profile

Best method for satin finish?

01-17-2015 08:37 PM by Marshall

Hello All, I’m currently finishing a walnut kitchen table. I have t...

4 01-17-2015 11:40 PM
View Rocksteady2R's profile

Help with finish options for axe handles please

01-15-2015 06:34 PM by Rocksteady2R

a) I just found this site a while ago, and man am I excited. I’m a ha...

12 01-16-2015 10:01 PM
View JoelLivin's profile

advice please on end grain walnut.. using dye over tung oil

01-15-2015 04:21 PM by JoelLivin

Ok… so I’m building a wall clock out of a slice of highly figured...

2 01-16-2015 02:11 AM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Metallic spray paint

01-15-2015 03:00 PM by PhillipRCW

Has anyone used any of the metallic spray paint on wood yet? I saw a cool tab...

1 01-15-2015 03:54 PM
View Abe's profile

Looking for suggestions...

01-13-2015 12:05 PM by Abe

So I’ve got a small problem. Been working on a box project. Had an i...

5 01-15-2015 02:03 PM
View jrhannegan's profile

Finishing curly whit oak

01-14-2015 05:20 AM by jrhannegan

Hey guys, I am a newbie at wood working, but I am trying to build my broth...

3 01-15-2015 05:01 AM
View Joel_B's profile

What wood for white stain finish

01-14-2015 02:57 AM by Joel_B

I had planned to make some bedroom furniture from Cherry.But the plans change...

5 01-14-2015 02:02 PM
View wookus's profile

Can I fix this mistake?

01-13-2015 10:49 PM by wookus

I’m in the process of making speaker cabinets out of solid oak. I have...

10 01-14-2015 01:34 PM
View keith204's profile

Finishing My Finish... Rubbing Out & Layering Question

01-12-2015 07:08 PM by keith204

I’ve been building some walnut + cherry island countertops, and the lay...

11 01-14-2015 12:22 AM
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Thinning Rustoleum Ultimate Polyurethane for HVLP spray application

01-12-2015 04:47 PM by paxorion

I must be in the crowd that cries bollox when a top-coat finish says “D...

10 01-14-2015 12:00 AM
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Engraved Brass Plates

12-22-2014 05:07 PM by edwood1975

Hi Everyone, Before I ask my questions I wish all LJs a happy holiday and ...

4 01-13-2015 09:44 PM
View Gregg M.'s profile

Alternatives for finish for light wood

01-12-2015 07:25 PM by Gregg M.

I am getting ready to finish a jewery box made of walnut and figured maple. I...

5 01-13-2015 07:09 PM
View keith204's profile

Wax over Polyurethane? Ok for tabletop usage?

01-12-2015 07:20 PM by keith204

Island counter/bar top. It won’t have continuous water near it (not by...

1 01-12-2015 08:07 PM
View becikeja's profile

Polyurethane - downside??

12-16-2014 01:00 PM by becikeja

As I read this forum, I see hundreds of finish protection processes. Do 1 co...

17 01-12-2015 06:20 PM
View keith204's profile

May I put thinned Poly over Arm-R-Seal?

01-12-2015 02:54 AM by keith204

Problem: I don’t have enough Arm-R-Seal for another coat I need to mak...

5 01-12-2015 02:58 PM
View Lane's profile

She'll vs bubble wrap

01-11-2015 01:39 PM by Lane

Shipping a box to a friend…shellac over BLO. Figured I’d wrap it ...

7 01-12-2015 03:57 AM

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