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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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Finishing Kitchen Cabinets

12-25-2017 06:57 PM by Panthers65

Thanks for the help in advance. I’m finishing up some kitchen cabinets ...

14 01-03-2018 04:56 PM
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01-03-2018 03:58 PM by Joel_B

I borrowed a friend’s cheap Rockler HVLP sprayer.I will be using it to ...

3 01-03-2018 04:55 PM
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Finish Compatibility Question (Oil Modified Alkyd paint / Epoxy)

01-03-2018 04:43 PM by Mayhem702

1st Let me say thank you to all the unnamed people on here that have helped m...

0 01-03-2018 04:43 PM
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How can I get dye to penetrate through thin veneer?

12-22-2017 02:39 PM by subconix

Hello, Im not sure If im posting this in the right place but Ill go for it. B...

12 01-02-2018 04:56 PM
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What's a good finish for a coffee table?

01-01-2018 04:48 PM by Tom

My next project is going to be a walnut slab coffee table and I’m tryin...

22 01-02-2018 04:13 PM
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Rechargeable sprayer

12-13-2017 01:49 PM by richardchaos

I am thinking of getting one of these to spray tinted Lacqour for small objec...

11 12-31-2017 06:41 PM
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Best wood for "grave" market

12-29-2017 02:17 PM by dpw21562

I had a dear friend pass away and want to make a market for her grave. I wan...

15 12-30-2017 09:09 PM
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Milk Paint over Danish Oil

12-03-2017 04:59 AM by JADobson

Hi all – I tried adding a stripe of milk paint (1/16” wide) on a ...

14 12-30-2017 05:53 AM
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Dear John Smith

12-29-2017 04:38 PM by pontic

John, Great discussion on finishing the kayak. Of the finishes you recommende...

7 12-30-2017 04:14 AM
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My table cracked! What can I do?

12-29-2017 05:16 AM by teeparties

We discovered this evening that our tabletop cracked. I included a picture to...

11 12-29-2017 11:26 PM
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Problem with blemish—shellac with GF High Performance.

12-27-2017 06:52 PM by CharlesA

This is GF high performance over de-waxed shellac. This blemish has appeared....

14 12-28-2017 04:21 PM
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Finish on Corner of bench rubbed off

12-26-2017 02:21 PM by Pompeio

My first project is making a sitting bench from a 7’ piece of box alder I got...

2 12-26-2017 10:06 PM
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Oil and varnish finishes suggestions pros and cons

12-26-2017 02:20 PM by kintetaylor

I have a card table and an end table that I have already stained. I would lik...

11 12-26-2017 09:16 PM
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Shedua wood table

12-21-2017 12:53 PM by LumberNick

I was given a dining room table made by Gerald McCabe made from Shedua wood. ...

4 12-26-2017 09:01 AM
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Finishing quarter sawm teak veneer on mdf

12-19-2017 02:37 AM by mikewaters

I was thinking of using waterlox sealer But then I saw general finishes oil t...

23 12-24-2017 09:41 PM
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Thinning BM Advance?

12-18-2017 02:34 AM by Jim Dawson

I’m doing a project for my daughter-in-law, a combination dog crate/lau...

17 12-24-2017 12:43 AM
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Cutting Board Dust Streaks

12-21-2017 03:34 PM by Brandocalrizzion

I am finishing up a cutting board for a christmas gift. In the past I ...

8 12-23-2017 09:01 PM
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Polyurethane on top of Polycrylic

12-22-2017 04:08 PM by Stahl

Need help quickly. I made a box for a Christmas present and decided to try m...

3 12-22-2017 11:12 PM
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Rockler HLVP squirter

12-20-2017 11:54 PM by Knockonit

I have absolutely no experience with a self contained unit, i have squirted s...

5 12-22-2017 10:44 PM
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Milky/cloudy mineral oil - OK to use?

12-22-2017 02:39 PM by ErrantDabbler

Hi All, I recently picked up a bottle of mineral oil (SamaN brand “C...

4 12-22-2017 06:30 PM

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