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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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Whitewashing maple -- pickling stain vs diluted paint

11-08-2017 09:19 PM by jinjin

Hello, I want to lighten up maple to be more white. I did a test on a scr...

1 11-08-2017 09:36 PM
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Wooden garage door finish repair - stain glaze?

11-06-2017 01:34 AM by CraiginSTL

I have some wooden garage doors that are some type of Vineer with a stain an...

0 11-06-2017 01:34 AM
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Small booth for spraying lacquer

11-05-2017 09:37 PM by jaminjames

I just got a great deal on a barely used Fuji Q3 HVLP spray rig with lots of ...

4 11-06-2017 12:02 AM
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Polyurethane or Lacquer Over Latex Paint

10-30-2017 04:52 AM by BryanFaz

I have built a set of cornhole boards, plywood tops, which I have painted wit...

19 11-04-2017 10:58 AM
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Refinishing an Antique Table with Solid Color

11-04-2017 12:25 AM by RangerJay

Don’t beat me up here …... I’m re”something”...

2 11-04-2017 02:20 AM
View Yoko's profile

Advice on refinishing a cherry rocker

11-03-2017 01:57 PM by Yoko

Hello, I am stripping a cherry rocker (using citristrip, a plastic spatula...

3 11-03-2017 05:29 PM
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Need help matching color on project to hardwood floor color ??

11-02-2017 12:52 PM by QueensFinest

Im working on a counter and desktop thats veneered in Jatoba and looking to c...

6 11-02-2017 06:08 PM
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My first ever dining table, working out of thick cedar slabs - What finish to use?

09-04-2013 07:27 AM by coonazz

This is my first dive into any type of real wood working. I’ve got to ...

16 11-02-2017 06:33 AM
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Lacquer over oil based stain

11-01-2017 04:45 AM by steveinaz

I’ve just started experimenting with lacquers. I stripped a chair bare,...

3 11-01-2017 12:29 PM
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Epoxy Resin for Desk Panel Top

10-31-2017 04:51 AM by ErylFlynn

I am currently planning out a new desk to build for myself and will of course...

8 10-31-2017 03:18 PM
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Assembling and Finish

10-29-2017 05:28 PM by sreilly24590

So I’ve been working way too long, on and off, on my router table. A fr...

4 10-30-2017 04:06 AM
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Danish Oil and Arm R Seal

10-29-2017 06:32 AM by Wstein

Guys and Gals, A quick question. I am finishing a sapele dining room tabl...

7 10-30-2017 02:44 AM
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Sandpaper source (to purchase)

10-28-2017 07:07 PM by JerryLH

Who (where) is a good source for quality sandpaper (orbital) at reasonable co...

12 10-29-2017 04:26 PM
View donttry's profile

Stiffening a Piece of Thin Oak

10-24-2017 08:31 PM by donttry

Hello all. I have a very thin piece of oak that I’m working with, it...

17 10-28-2017 12:33 PM
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Are HVLP Turbine Guns Interchangeable?

10-21-2017 04:20 PM by onoitsmatt

I’m looking at getting an HVLP turbine and waffling between buying a be...

6 10-27-2017 07:59 PM
View MrRon's profile

I have finished my deck.......

10-24-2017 05:00 PM by MrRon

...and am now looking to finish/preserve it. The deck boards are pressure tre...

10 10-26-2017 08:48 PM
View jklingel's profile

Organ: new writing shelf

10-26-2017 06:01 PM by jklingel

I stripped an old organ, which I think is cherry or alder, and am going to in...

0 10-26-2017 06:01 PM
View Bryank930's profile

What finish for a welcome sign that will hang on an exterior facing door?

10-24-2017 04:47 PM by Bryank930

I’m planning on building a few welcome signs as gifts that will hang on...

8 10-26-2017 11:18 AM
View JerseyJoe's profile

Spraying Quality Latex paint, is it worth it?

10-10-2017 11:21 PM by JerseyJoe

Hi, just getting into spraying and my first little project is a bathroom vani...

25 10-26-2017 09:27 AM
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Maple Dining Room Table

09-18-2017 07:51 PM by tjbisme

I’m going to be making a dining room table out of Maple for a family me...

21 10-26-2017 02:14 AM

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