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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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Chewing Tobacco (unchewed I guess) for stain

11-18-2013 11:32 PM by patcollins

I remember something about using chewing tobacco as a stain, anyone done it ...

4 11-19-2013 01:49 PM
View FrogpondWoodworks's profile

Staining help

07-30-2013 01:35 PM by FrogpondWoodworks

I have no finishing experience except what I’m working on right now. S...

6 11-19-2013 12:37 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

Any suggestions?

11-18-2013 11:36 PM by Kv0nT

I finished my butternut end table and I have a plan for the protective finish...

2 11-19-2013 12:35 PM
View NavalAg05's profile

Light Stain for Maple Project

07-03-2013 11:52 AM by NavalAg05

Anyone have any suggestions for a light stain for a project made from maple? ...

9 11-19-2013 11:32 AM
View Mrsvwal's profile

Help with my porch!

06-07-2013 08:26 AM by Mrsvwal

Hello! So…I’m a complete newbie to outdoor finishing. Here...

7 11-19-2013 08:58 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

CA finish and respiratory symptoms

11-17-2013 02:19 PM by Sawdust2012

The last few times I have turned projects I have used CA glue as a finish. I...

7 11-19-2013 08:12 AM
View Dallas's profile

Need some Solid Surface/Acrylic pieces.

11-18-2013 07:34 PM by Dallas

Hey, Ya’ll. I need some small pieces of Corian, or other solid surface ...

6 11-19-2013 01:50 AM
View emmaf's profile

matching stain color?

04-07-2013 06:07 PM by emmaf

hi all. i’m refinishing just the top of a dresser, and i was wondering ...

5 11-19-2013 12:28 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

What strength tea have you used to darken maple?

11-18-2013 07:10 PM by Lee Barker

We tried four bags to a long cup of water and the results looked good until t...

7 11-18-2013 11:19 PM
View katilicous's profile

GLOSS or Satin ? Product selection to refinish a table top.

11-15-2013 08:11 PM by katilicous

This is a Bernhardt table I am refinishing due to bad damage to the finish ma...

9 11-18-2013 06:51 PM
View mattleah727's profile

1st project-finish a cypress harvest table-PLEASE HELP!

01-20-2012 04:07 AM by mattleah727

hi, my name is leah-my step-dad recently built a harvest dining table and ben...

19 11-18-2013 02:42 AM
View Mark Shultz's profile

wipe on water vs oil poly (difficulty / streaking)

11-17-2013 07:12 PM by Mark Shultz

I’ve been fretting about finishing one of my first pieces and have read...

3 11-18-2013 01:53 AM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Aqua Coat Grain Filler

09-29-2011 04:08 PM by CharlesNeil

this is more a review than anything, I got the filler and gave it a good go,...

18 11-17-2013 03:41 PM
View ashahidan's profile

Spraying polyurethane varnish

11-17-2013 07:26 AM by ashahidan

Dear friends, i am going to spray a table with clear polyurethane varnish...

1 11-17-2013 01:19 PM
View Tim & Candy Hicks's profile

Wafer board

11-02-2013 12:00 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks

We live in a modular home and we have wafer board under the carpet, the carpe...

3 11-17-2013 05:10 AM
View Cato's profile

water based poly over shellac?

05-06-2012 12:57 PM by Cato

I use shellac a lot in my projects and was considering Arm a Seal water based...

10 11-17-2013 03:25 AM
View Mark Shultz's profile

non-darkening finish technique for walnut bench

11-15-2013 02:37 AM by Mark Shultz

I’m putting a walnut bench atop our shoe storage in our new mudroom are...

7 11-16-2013 01:35 AM
View RandyTsuch's profile

Graco 2900 for small jobs?

11-15-2013 08:40 PM by RandyTsuch

So here is another what spray gun/rig to buy thread. I have recently been ...

2 11-15-2013 10:06 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

I once again turn to you all mighty LJ's for an answer to my finishing question. Stencil and Stain.

11-14-2013 05:23 PM by Blackie_

I just saw a video (wine bottle balancer) where stencil was taped down over ...

7 11-15-2013 08:16 PM
View katilicous's profile

Alternative Stripper ... Glade Scented Oil Plug In, Anyone know this chemical?

11-05-2013 05:22 PM by katilicous

Through my own experience (front door tray) and now a customer of mine I have...

4 11-15-2013 07:31 PM

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