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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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No. of coats required for rubbing out poly

77 days ago by JustLikeJames

I will be rubbing out an oil based poly finish after it has had a few weeks t...

6 77 days ago
View emrhappy's profile

Looking for a good sealer for masonite/hardboard

78 days ago by emrhappy

Greetings all… I just finished an out feed/assembly table… It ...

2 77 days ago
View tommytenspeed's profile

Aromatic Cedar

79 days ago by tommytenspeed

I recently tried my hand at a cedar lined hope chest; it turned out well exce...

3 77 days ago
View ADHDan's profile

Fixing (and then preventing) runs in latex paint with airless sprayer?

79 days ago by ADHDan

I’ve been spraying some large cabinets with the HF airless sprayer. Ev...

0 79 days ago
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Refinishing a water meter cover

80 days ago by BentheViking

So this isn’t woodworking, but I know that there are plenty of people o...

5 79 days ago
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Can I fix flaws in stain after wiping poly off

80 days ago by 98102via57401

Go easy…attempting my hand at creating furniture and posting questions ...

2 80 days ago
View ADHDan's profile

How to access gun filter in HF airless sprayer?

80 days ago by ADHDan

I picked up the Harbor Freigh/Krause and Becker airless sprayer a few weeks a...

1 80 days ago
View JustLikeJames's profile

Recoat time for poly

80 days ago by JustLikeJames

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

11 80 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

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

81 days ago by jimmyhopps

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

7 80 days ago
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Finish recommendations: large bamboo plywood shelving project

84 days ago by daveingva

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

3 81 days ago
View coachmancuso's profile

make wipe on poly from brush on poly

84 days ago by coachmancuso

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

10 82 days ago
View Hawk_Guy's profile

Earlex 5500 Waterborne Paints

93 days ago by Hawk_Guy

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

38 83 days ago
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Glue between butcher block raises after it acclimates?

85 days ago by woodworker33

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

5 84 days ago
View Tony1212's profile

Go Board finishing

85 days ago by Tony1212

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

5 84 days ago
View ADHDan's profile

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

87 days ago by ADHDan

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

11 84 days ago
View wwbob's profile

How many lacquer coats?

93 days ago by wwbob

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

11 86 days ago
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Are all 0000 steel wool the same?

86 days ago by jimmyhopps

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

5 86 days ago
View keith204's profile

Finish for Sassafras & Walnut Outdoors

98 days ago by keith204

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

6 87 days ago
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sanding router edges

88 days ago by Brat700

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

4 87 days ago
View Rob's profile

Mohawk Finishes

91 days ago by Rob

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

10 88 days ago

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