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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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Recoat time for poly

74 days ago by JustLikeJames

When using poly, how soon can I recoat if I’m going to skip a sanding b...

11 74 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

what material/fabric to use to apply dye and to wipe off?

75 days ago by jimmyhopps

About to start my first dye job, and wonder what people use to apply and wipe...

7 74 days ago
View daveingva's profile

Finish recommendations: large bamboo plywood shelving project

77 days ago by daveingva

Hello, I’m looking for a quick and easy finish for bamboo plywood. The ...

3 75 days ago
View coachmancuso's profile

make wipe on poly from brush on poly

78 days ago by coachmancuso

What do you use to make brush on poly wipe on poly and what is the mixture > ...

10 76 days ago
View Hawk_Guy's profile

Earlex 5500 Waterborne Paints

87 days ago by Hawk_Guy

A while back I purchased the Earlex 5500 spray station. I went with this pr...

38 77 days ago
View woodworker33's profile

Glue between butcher block raises after it acclimates?

79 days ago by woodworker33

My butcher block pieces are sanded smooth and finished with danish oil. After...

5 78 days ago
View Tony1212's profile

Go Board finishing

78 days ago by Tony1212

During our lunch hour, my co-workers and I like to play the game Go. It’...

5 78 days ago
View ADHDan's profile

Did I use an ok filler for gaps/cracks in painted cabinets?

80 days ago by ADHDan

I’m building a large set of built-ins that will be painted white (using...

11 78 days ago
View wwbob's profile

How many lacquer coats?

87 days ago by wwbob

I was giving about 3/4 gallon of pre catalyzed lacquer. This is the kind of ...

11 80 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

Are all 0000 steel wool the same?

80 days ago by jimmyhopps

There is a big price difference between certain brands when I check out Amazo...

5 80 days ago
View keith204's profile

Finish for Sassafras & Walnut Outdoors

92 days ago by keith204

I’m building a deck box to house some gardening tools, fuel, weed trimm...

6 81 days ago
View Brat700's profile

sanding router edges

81 days ago by Brat700

I need advise on how to sand the edges of items I have routed. My hands will ...

4 81 days ago
View Rob's profile

Mohawk Finishes

84 days ago by Rob

Just a quick question for some of you with experience in finishing. Has anyon...

10 82 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

oil based equivalent of GF's Burnt Umber

82 days ago by jimmyhopps

I’ve read a lot of posts talking about using Burnt Umber as a glaze. I...

1 82 days ago
View Bill White's profile

Varnish curing time?

82 days ago by Bill White

Completing a project now with multiple coats of wiping varnish.Want to rub ou...

2 82 days ago
View DustyCellist's profile

Just discovered shellac...

83 days ago by DustyCellist

Heading down the turnin path, got a lathe and decided it needs it’s own...

12 82 days ago
View BigKen's profile

Do i have to polyurathane??

84 days ago by BigKen

Im making a few bathroom pieces (vanity light and toothbrush caddy) that will...

6 83 days ago
View lepelerin's profile

Yellow Birch and shellac cut for sealer coat

86 days ago by lepelerin

Hi All, I am almost done with my raised panels for my doors. The panels ar...

5 83 days ago
View Lumberpunk's profile

Questions about spray guns for hvlp turbine.

87 days ago by Lumberpunk

Hello out there! I just bought a Lemmer T-75 three stage turbine with the ...

8 85 days ago
View Belg1960's profile

brown faux weathering over outdoor paint??

87 days ago by Belg1960

Guys, I did a couple of different searches and can’t seem to find my an...

5 86 days ago

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