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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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Question RE outdoor wood carving

96 days ago by Scott

Hi guys. First post here. Wood Carver with question about finishes. I go...

6 94 days ago
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DIY teak oil

96 days ago by Mark

Morning all. I’ve read several articles about making your own teak oil...

4 95 days ago
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Reclaimed Wood Table Top Finish HELP!!

96 days ago by jscore08

Hey guys – so I have made a couple table tops out of 120+ year barn woo...

4 96 days ago
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Finish for aspen while keeping it white?

99 days ago by LiveEdge

Any tips on the best way to protect aspen while keeping it as white as possib...

14 96 days ago
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Finish to use on outdoor SPF bench?

99 days ago by Bergman

So it’s probably not the best option of wood, but I am making a “...

3 96 days ago
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Finishing Furniture with Different Woods.

97 days ago by wseand

I have been doing a lot of Refinishing/Refurbishing older furniture 1920s thr...

2 97 days ago
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need help for sealing bark

97 days ago by JayTay

ok here’s the deal. i got 1st cut cedar it has bark on one whole side ...

2 97 days ago
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No. of coats required for rubbing out poly

97 days ago by JustLikeJames

I will be rubbing out an oil based poly finish after it has had a few weeks t...

6 97 days ago
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Looking for a good sealer for masonite/hardboard

98 days ago by emrhappy

Greetings all… I just finished an out feed/assembly table… It ...

2 97 days ago
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Aromatic Cedar

99 days ago by tommytenspeed

I recently tried my hand at a cedar lined hope chest; it turned out well exce...

3 97 days ago
View ADHDan's profile

Fixing (and then preventing) runs in latex paint with airless sprayer?

99 days ago by ADHDan

I’ve been spraying some large cabinets with the HF airless sprayer. Ev...

0 99 days ago
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Refinishing a water meter cover

100 days ago by BentheViking

So this isn’t woodworking, but I know that there are plenty of people o...

5 99 days ago
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Can I fix flaws in stain after wiping poly off

100 days ago by 98102via57401

Go easy…attempting my hand at creating furniture and posting questions ...

2 100 days ago
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How to access gun filter in HF airless sprayer?

101 days ago by ADHDan

I picked up the Harbor Freigh/Krause and Becker airless sprayer a few weeks a...

1 100 days ago
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Recoat time for poly

100 days ago by JustLikeJames

When using poly, how soon can I recoat if I’m going to skip a sanding b...

11 100 days ago
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what material/fabric to use to apply dye and to wipe off?

101 days ago by jimmyhopps

About to start my first dye job, and wonder what people use to apply and wipe...

7 100 days ago
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Finish recommendations: large bamboo plywood shelving project

104 days ago by daveingva

Hello, I’m looking for a quick and easy finish for bamboo plywood. The ...

3 101 days ago
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make wipe on poly from brush on poly

104 days ago by coachmancuso

What do you use to make brush on poly wipe on poly and what is the mixture > ...

10 102 days ago
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Earlex 5500 Waterborne Paints

113 days ago by Hawk_Guy

A while back I purchased the Earlex 5500 spray station. I went with this pr...

38 103 days ago
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Glue between butcher block raises after it acclimates?

105 days ago by woodworker33

My butcher block pieces are sanded smooth and finished with danish oil. After...

5 104 days ago

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