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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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Cabinet Scraper and Sandpaper Grit

03-08-2012 04:17 PM by TuckerFan

If this is a dumb question, I will swear someone hijacked my screen name with...

4 03-08-2012 05:21 PM
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Finish for Walnut Slab Coffee Table

02-09-2012 11:49 PM by PittsburghTim

I am working on a walnut coffee table in the style of George Nakashima. The ...

14 03-07-2012 07:55 PM
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Filler for bug holes

03-07-2012 01:47 PM by JReed3

I have some wood full of some kind of bug holes. The holes really make the w...

5 03-07-2012 07:09 PM
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How To Finish Oak Project

03-04-2012 11:58 PM by normrep

I’ve been working with quartersawn white oak on a dresser for my wife. ...

5 03-07-2012 12:37 AM
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Lane, Virginia Maid cedar hope chest restore - advice needed.

03-06-2012 04:54 PM by Tokolosi

I was recently given an old Lane cedar hope chest. One of my neighbours neede...

2 03-06-2012 10:53 PM
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Zinsser Bullseye Shellac

03-05-2012 03:06 AM by gfadvm

What # cut is this stuff right out of the can? I have read every word on the ...

6 03-06-2012 01:51 AM
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Zinsser Shellac Spraying Tips?

03-04-2012 03:34 PM by grub32

I ran out of lacquer and I have a quart of Shellac from Home Depot that is cl...

4 03-05-2012 10:32 PM
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Exterior oil suggestions ?

03-03-2012 09:19 PM by davinci

I’m building some outdoor benches from white oak. I would like to us...

9 03-05-2012 04:45 PM
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Earlex HV5500 HVLP Help

03-04-2012 03:32 PM by grub32

I have had this little gem for a little over a year now and I have been very ...

3 03-05-2012 12:22 AM
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Finishing "HAD IT"

03-04-2012 04:03 AM by Matt

Please, for Pete’s sake, school me here. Refinishing a coffee table to...

9 03-04-2012 02:22 PM
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Finish Over Ink ??

03-04-2012 02:19 AM by jaykaypur

Does anyone have any experience/ideas on finishing over ink. I have a ch...

2 03-04-2012 02:42 AM
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How best to finish Cherry to keep it light & best wood to match with it?

03-03-2012 05:15 PM by Randy_ATX

I have never used Cherry before. I just picked up 21 linear feet of 1X4 for ...

4 03-04-2012 02:04 AM
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Minwax Gloss Poly over Seal Coat

02-20-2012 07:57 PM by wseand

I am finishing a Red Oak table and having a heck of a time with the finish. ...

8 03-02-2012 05:10 PM
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Spraying latex paint

02-27-2012 10:25 PM by bleecker

Hi, I have an Earlex 5000 hvlp spray unit. I want to spray latex paint. ...

5 03-01-2012 03:44 PM
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Name that finish

02-29-2012 07:02 PM by SuburbanDon

Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me identify this finish and hopef...

2 02-29-2012 07:47 PM
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work tabletop finishing?

02-27-2012 10:56 PM by LarryB

My shop work table is an old industrial arts / art room, 72” X 42”...

13 02-29-2012 05:00 PM
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"varnish" vs. "polyurethane"

02-28-2012 06:39 PM by Mainiac Matt

sorry for the novice question….. but these terms get tossed around a...

2 02-28-2012 07:05 PM
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Oil then water based clear acrylic coat ?

02-28-2012 12:57 PM by gavinzagreb

Need to finish a project that is made from oak.I really want to show up the g...

7 02-28-2012 06:34 PM
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Enamel Crackle Paint Process?

02-26-2012 02:51 PM by SBOhio

I’ve been working/ researching crackle paint finish processes lately. I...

4 02-27-2012 04:53 PM
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Serious Comparison: Daly's ProFin vs. Minwax Wipe On Poly

02-25-2012 12:58 AM by Lee Barker

There’s an abundance of opinions about finishes on LJ, many of them sou...

4 02-27-2012 04:10 PM

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