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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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Removing black rust stains from nails and staples on hardwood floor.

06-22-2014 11:18 PM by Canofworms

OK. So I posted a bunch of questions and tried several things and decided to ...

5 09-13-2014 01:57 PM
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how hot is too hot for blo drying?

09-12-2014 03:08 PM by futzy

Hello all, This is my first post on LJ. I’m am currently finishing a...

8 09-12-2014 08:23 PM
View mpinjp's profile

how to finish drawer slides and dividers

09-12-2014 12:42 PM by mpinjp

Hello all, It’s been a while since I posted – I’ve spent...

2 09-12-2014 01:25 PM
View DavidI's profile

Water based stain over Gel

09-11-2014 12:46 AM by DavidI

Curiosity question. I was looking for a darker brown stain with a hint of re...

2 09-11-2014 10:49 PM
View ChefHDAN's profile

Ran into a problem rubbing stain out

09-08-2014 11:08 PM by ChefHDAN

Just finished getting the first coat of stain onto a project and got a funny ...

8 09-11-2014 01:21 PM
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Water-cleanup Primers for HVLP Spraying

09-10-2014 06:40 PM by paxorion

My first foray into spraying finish (I have the HF HVLP) was with Zinsser BIN...

3 09-10-2014 07:11 PM
View CharlesA's profile

What do you use to hold finish while finishing?

09-09-2014 02:24 PM by CharlesA

IN order to keep my Arm-R-Seal pristine, I am working on always dispensing so...

19 09-10-2014 03:18 PM
View medsker's profile

Finish on Cedar Benches turned white?!

09-10-2014 02:13 AM by medsker

Ok, so I was putting the third and final coat on some cedar log benches I had...

3 09-10-2014 01:23 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

No more paint

09-08-2014 05:50 PM by newwoodbutcher

I live in Southern California, North San Diego County inland. The sun here i...

3 09-10-2014 01:20 PM
View PSUlion01's profile

Need some help with a craftsman-style wainscoting project

02-01-2014 03:16 PM by PSUlion01

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum…wasn’t sure where to put it. ...

3 09-10-2014 11:05 AM
View Straightbowed's profile

BLO and Shellac finish

05-27-2013 05:36 PM by Straightbowed

Im finishing a cherry coffee table it is old dark cherry lumber that I found ...

20 09-08-2014 08:20 PM
View rbk28's profile

Oil Poly Problem

09-02-2014 05:03 PM by rbk28

Hi Everyone,I have some background with brush finishing, but new to spraying....

11 09-08-2014 04:34 PM
View Murdnunoc's profile

Thinning toluene/spirits based varnish

09-07-2014 04:55 PM by Murdnunoc

Hi folks,Been hacking at wood projects for a while, but just getting into a f...

10 09-08-2014 02:22 AM
View Carol5's profile

finish for kids built-ins

09-06-2014 11:25 PM by Carol5

I will be building a window seat with built-in cabinets/bookshelves in my kid...

1 09-07-2014 02:57 AM
View distrbd's profile

what do you use for blotch control?

09-04-2014 11:52 PM by distrbd

What do you use to condition prior to staining?I have heard a lot of praises ...

22 09-06-2014 05:42 PM
View poospleasures's profile

Need a slippery surface

09-04-2014 12:19 AM by poospleasures

HELP-I’ve had a problem off and on for a long while. I make some projec...

11 09-06-2014 01:35 PM
View skcj213's profile

Finish Repair

09-05-2014 01:43 PM by skcj213

Good morning all! I am looking for some tips on repairing the finish on my...

6 09-06-2014 02:19 AM
View NewbieLaura's profile

Help! I don't want to mess up my first project!

09-05-2014 03:08 AM by NewbieLaura

Okay, here’s the question. What is the best option for sealing a kitche...

11 09-05-2014 11:58 PM
View AandCstyle's profile

? re spraying shellac

09-04-2014 05:59 PM by AandCstyle

I normally only use WB products, but am now considering using an oil base sta...

9 09-05-2014 11:14 PM
View Scott Landry's profile

Where did I go wrong - water based poly over Boiled Lindseed oil

08-28-2014 01:26 AM by Scott Landry

I made a nice walnut and cherry box to hold a cash for a wedding gift and wan...

16 09-05-2014 05:01 AM

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