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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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Help! I've got cracks in my armor!

07-23-2012 06:50 PM by BenchDawg

Fellow Jocks. I reaching out to you for some wisdom for a remedy concerning ...

12 07-24-2012 04:36 AM
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Tell me how to finish kitchen cabinets

07-22-2012 07:24 PM by warrenn

I’ve done some wood finishing in the past, but it has just been simple ...

3 07-23-2012 04:54 AM
View Alan S's profile

Finish Raised Panel Doors Before Assembly?

07-22-2012 04:52 PM by Alan S

I am making some solid wood raised panel doors. I plan on using space balls ...

7 07-23-2012 04:28 AM
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Graco sprayers, or Earlex

07-21-2012 08:51 PM by SuperDave0002

Does anybody have or has used a graco HVLP sprayers, how good are they?. Iv...

2 07-23-2012 02:35 AM
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Pre finish

07-21-2012 11:39 PM by Gatorjim

This is a box I am going to finnish I know from past experience that scra...

9 07-22-2012 02:54 AM
View sstraub's profile

Spray or regular polycrylic for bathroom cabinets?

07-20-2012 09:23 PM by sstraub

I recently sanded down my bathroom vanity (cabinets are wood, and frame is pa...

6 07-22-2012 01:19 AM
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Finishing Oak

07-20-2012 09:25 PM by SteveGaskins

I’ve recently refinished a large conference table with Original Waterlo...

7 07-22-2012 01:13 AM
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Question about Minwax Finishes

07-18-2012 10:37 PM by AngieO

Ok… went shopping today at Harbor Freight. LOL… now I know why pe...

25 07-21-2012 02:47 PM
View Twisted Family Crafts's profile

My sprayed polyurethane finish looks bad!

06-19-2012 07:17 PM by Twisted Family Crafts

I am using Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane thinned with 30% mineral spirits and...

10 07-21-2012 10:42 AM
View ssull4167's profile

need help adding clear finish to soft wood

07-17-2012 10:51 PM by ssull4167

Im wondering if anybody has experience putting on a clear finish on pine and ...

5 07-18-2012 12:31 AM
View dakremer's profile

Cutting board question

07-17-2012 04:19 AM by dakremer

I bought a bamboo cutting board for our new condo (I know, I know….why ...

8 07-18-2012 12:26 AM
View Ean's profile

Union B-20 box

07-11-2012 03:33 AM by Ean

Ok guys, so i acquired an old all wood Union machinist toolbox a few weeks ba...

3 07-17-2012 03:23 PM
View ComradeNorgren's profile

Any wood workers out there wanna help a guy out?

06-25-2012 06:00 AM by ComradeNorgren

Hey guys, i’m looking to get some General Finishes Salad bowl Finish, u...

8 07-17-2012 12:54 PM
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need help adding clear finish to soft wood

07-16-2012 01:12 PM by ssull4167

Im wondering if anybody has experience putting on a clear finish on pine and ...

4 07-16-2012 10:08 PM
View SergeantSawDust's profile

How to finish a project to get a rustic look?

07-15-2012 09:33 AM by SergeantSawDust

My wife loves rustic furniture and I’ve picked up a couple of finis...

7 07-16-2012 07:42 PM
View localpref's profile

need advice on how to do a two tone finish

07-15-2012 03:57 PM by localpref

Hi I am looking for some advice on how to acomplish something. I am making se...

3 07-15-2012 06:16 PM
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07-11-2012 09:44 PM by polishcarpenter

what up with the oilyspots need help

1 07-15-2012 03:37 PM
View Danal's profile

Acrilic Paint finish

07-11-2012 02:27 PM by Danal

Some of you have seen my custom beer mugs and I appreciate the comments. I ha...

3 07-15-2012 12:10 PM
View AKAndrew's profile

what happened to my clear coat??

07-12-2012 05:31 AM by AKAndrew

poly over oil stain. I stripped the old finish, left it for a few days, sande...

4 07-15-2012 01:26 AM
View Tyler's profile

Need finishing tips for Walnut Desk

07-13-2012 08:48 PM by Tyler

I’m working on a big walnut desk and am getting to point of needing to ...

7 07-14-2012 03:01 AM

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