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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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oil-based poly - satin over semi-gloss?

10-26-2015 12:31 PM by JeffP

First, this is not about a fine woodworking project. I have an old Ikea dres...

5 10-26-2015 03:26 PM
View ChipByrd's profile

Storing wipe-on-poly in plastic container?

10-25-2015 05:07 PM by ChipByrd

Hi All, I thought I would again tap into the collective wisdom of the site...

3 10-25-2015 07:37 PM
View Chris 's profile

Mineral Oil Confusion

10-23-2015 08:50 PM by Chris

I know this is probably a dumb question. I have spent a lot time researching ...

10 10-25-2015 03:13 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Wood movement question.

10-24-2015 03:34 AM by FancyShoes

So we all have read and heard of wood movement, going from a 15% moisture to ...

12 10-25-2015 02:21 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Serious Comparison: Daly's ProFin vs. Minwax Wipe On Poly

02-25-2012 12:58 AM by Lee Barker

There’s an abundance of opinions about finishes on LJ, many of them sou...

5 10-24-2015 03:17 PM
View agallant's profile

Best stain and polly for hard wood floors.

10-24-2015 01:02 AM by agallant

Hi folks, I was wondering what the thoughts were on what stain and polly t...

0 10-24-2015 01:02 AM
View talm222's profile

Rustic/age oak plywood

10-22-2015 04:00 AM by talm222

Hi, New to the Lumberjocks!For most of my projects I use reclaimed wood. ...

7 10-23-2015 07:41 PM
View Paul Iglehart's profile

"Sun Tanned Poplar"

10-13-2015 07:56 PM by Paul Iglehart

Hi, I have been doing some research on finishing Poplar and ran across som...

12 10-23-2015 05:26 PM
View skogie1's profile

Clear coat for this project, which product?

10-22-2015 01:08 PM by skogie1

This is an old frame I found in the trash. I’d like to prep it and han...

8 10-23-2015 02:34 PM
View holsterguy's profile

matte lacquer

10-18-2015 11:49 AM by holsterguy

I’m working on a project that requires a dull sheen almost dead flat. I...

11 10-23-2015 01:12 AM
View DustandDirt's profile

Staining Under Mineral Oil?

10-22-2015 03:00 PM by DustandDirt

Hello. I am building a crib for our first child. Since this is our first, I a...

18 10-22-2015 11:59 PM
View noober's profile

Stain showed up after stripped

10-19-2015 07:14 PM by noober

My husband and I bought a table that was in pretty bad condition from a consi...

18 10-22-2015 06:40 PM
View Jeffjr02's profile

Did I make a mistake?

10-20-2015 01:11 PM by Jeffjr02

We received a pre-made (I know, I know….) outdoor wooden playhouse from...

13 10-21-2015 07:57 PM
View dakremer's profile

Poly after paint

10-03-2015 07:24 PM by dakremer

Hey guys – quick question. I just got done painting some of my kitchen...

24 10-21-2015 03:28 PM
View Michaelmjc's profile

Cutting board finish problem

10-14-2015 05:40 PM by Michaelmjc

Hey guys, I can’t seem to find any info on this. I’ve made a f...

19 10-20-2015 04:53 PM
View HandyFrank's profile

What HVLP/Airless Sprayer to use?-Painting Cabinets with Insl-X Cabinet Coat Enamel

10-19-2015 12:54 PM by HandyFrank

I am painting dark finished oak kitchen cabinets and from what I’ve rea...

8 10-20-2015 12:41 AM
View Richard Anthony Charpentier's profile

Problems with Pure Tung Oil on Claro Walnut Burls

10-19-2015 12:46 AM by Richard Anthony Charpentier

Hey Guys, I took up woodworking this past year as a hobby. I’ve found s...

3 10-19-2015 11:03 AM
View mrdupfx's profile

How do I make finished white oak look like unfinished?

10-17-2015 08:37 PM by mrdupfx

I have a white oak table, and my wife really likes the whiteish-grey that whi...

17 10-19-2015 02:36 AM
View DHaden's profile

Impregnating with resin

10-10-2015 08:57 PM by DHaden

I am looking into making my own wood lacrosse shaft(just like from my playing...

6 10-18-2015 04:55 AM
View Dave Carlisle's profile

Redwood Adirondack chairs

10-16-2015 08:03 PM by Dave Carlisle

I am considering building some adirondacks out of redwood. I’ll bet th...

6 10-17-2015 09:38 PM

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