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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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HVLP spraying question

02-11-2015 02:35 AM by dakremer

So I used my HVLP sprayer for the first time last weekend (practicing) and it...

3 02-11-2015 04:15 AM
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Need color matching help

02-10-2015 03:36 AM by newwoodbutcher

I’m helping my new wife get her old house ready to go on the market. I...

2 02-11-2015 01:58 AM
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Using brass screws as inlay?

02-09-2015 06:33 PM by Stamper471

Hi guys… I am making a bed and would like to add a bit of brass inlay t...

11 02-10-2015 11:20 PM
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Live edge pine bed finishing help

02-09-2015 04:22 PM by Taizer

Hey guys. New here I have a project that I am doing and just picked up som...

3 02-10-2015 07:21 PM
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Packaging imprint in finish ?

02-07-2015 02:56 PM by AandCstyle

I finished a box with Danish oil, rattle can spray lacquer and Johnson’...

15 02-09-2015 01:42 AM
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Mineral Spirits and Poly Problem

07-12-2012 04:22 PM by BinghamtonEd

So I went do to HD the other day, grabbed some Kleen Strip Oderless Mineral S...

29 02-08-2015 06:29 AM
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Time Between Sanding and Sealing

02-06-2015 06:17 AM by NYCWoodMan

Hi. Does it matter how much time elapses between sanding a board and seali...

2 02-07-2015 07:36 PM
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Not sure what finish I should use

02-06-2015 09:36 PM by TektonAlpha

So I built this headboard from a big pallet that had 4×4 skids and now ...

6 02-07-2015 07:05 PM
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Question about Acetone base dye

02-07-2015 03:35 PM by RussellAP

I’m making some shelving that goes on either side of the mantle for a c...

2 02-07-2015 04:21 PM
View rf58's profile

pine bark on a live edge of a table top

04-11-2014 04:42 AM by rf58

i want to maintain the raw edge of bark on a pine table top i have used W...

2 02-07-2015 02:51 AM
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Finishing with poly and dyes

01-16-2015 02:52 PM by Jofa

Hey all. I have a new build for a client and would like to get your take o...

18 02-05-2015 10:03 PM
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Recommendations: finish for maple table top - kids scrap table

02-04-2015 07:31 PM by Lloyd Davies

OK so obviously this thing is going to take a lot of beating from two four ye...

11 02-05-2015 09:55 PM
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Finish for Baby Crib

02-03-2015 09:05 PM by MrRon

I need to finish a baby crib I made from pine. Is there any finish I should b...

5 02-04-2015 06:07 PM
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Walnut Veneer Cabinets - Expert Opinions on Finish Sought

02-03-2015 09:46 PM by REB1

Hello, First time poster here and I’d really appreciate the viewpoin...

1 02-03-2015 10:39 PM
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Water-based polyurethane drying cloudy

02-02-2015 02:55 PM by ShaylaS

Hello,I painted my kitchen table with a dark gray colored chalk paint (the an...

4 02-03-2015 03:40 AM
View SG6578's profile

Finshing a walnut, curly maple, and zebrawood box.

02-02-2015 02:55 PM by SG6578

Hello all, This is my first post in this site and I appreciate any help gi...

7 02-03-2015 02:11 AM
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End grain won't seal

01-31-2015 05:45 PM by RogerInColorado

I’m trying to help out a non-profit veteran support group. They had a v...

7 02-02-2015 05:56 PM
View Deanna's profile

Finishing some oak

01-22-2015 12:06 AM by Deanna

I sanded some white oak up to 220 and its shiny. I am doing a walnut with br...

11 02-01-2015 09:00 PM
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Help needed for a project finishing

01-30-2015 05:36 AM by TVT

I have a job to build some shutters for a customer. They want a finish I have...

2 02-01-2015 02:31 AM
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How alcohol affect furniture?

01-29-2015 08:57 PM by Bud_3

I have a piece of furniture and I dropped 40 degrees alcohol over it and blea...

6 01-31-2015 09:52 PM

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