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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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Baby, It's COLD Inside

01-05-2017 11:15 PM by Kazooman

I am finally putting a finish on a jewelry box I have been making. The entir...

8 01-06-2017 12:57 PM
View duckyone's profile

Can I add pigment to spackling filler?

01-05-2017 04:27 AM by duckyone

I am working on a dining table based around a reclaimed/repurposed chevron pa...

5 01-05-2017 03:09 PM
View yellabret's profile

another "what finish should i use" thread

01-04-2017 02:37 PM by yellabret

like many, i am still on the “finish roller coaster” and have tri...

7 01-04-2017 08:05 PM
View KevinBlair's profile

Enduro-var on 100 year old pine kitchen floor?

05-15-2012 01:10 AM by KevinBlair

I just finished sanding our kitchen floor. I had to rip off two layers of und...

4 01-04-2017 06:36 PM
View McFly's profile

Acetone as a lacquer thinner. Ratios?

01-03-2017 04:21 PM by McFly

Got tossed into the mix in the finishing dept today and will need to work sol...

5 01-04-2017 02:01 AM
View kooldecker's profile

Danish oil on IPE?

01-03-2017 01:12 PM by kooldecker

Hey everybody, hope all your holidays (whichever you choose to celebrate) wer...

2 01-03-2017 08:35 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

Cured Epoxy turning white after it got wet.

12-29-2016 12:59 PM by Blackie_

So I had built a shelf for my newly remodeled tub to walk-in shower. The w...

25 01-02-2017 11:38 PM
View platinumaa's profile

concealed hinge help please

12-28-2016 02:29 PM by platinumaa

I am currently building a log siding house in center florida. On each gable e...

3 01-02-2017 08:44 PM
View xeddog's profile

I would like to start spraying

12-31-2016 01:31 AM by xeddog

I have a little bit of money burning in my pocket and I was thinking of spend...

3 01-02-2017 07:26 PM
View mattleah727's profile

1st project-finish a cypress harvest table-PLEASE HELP!

01-20-2012 04:07 AM by mattleah727

hi, my name is leah-my step-dad recently built a harvest dining table and ben...

21 01-02-2017 04:51 PM
View Eric S.'s profile

Basement Spray Booth

12-30-2016 02:56 AM by Eric S.

Ok, here’s my problem. I’m in NJ and I have a few more months of ...

9 01-02-2017 04:41 PM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Shou Sugi Ban

12-17-2014 10:23 PM by PhillipRCW

So I’m getting all excited about a table project I have coming up. I...

3 01-02-2017 03:49 PM
View Underdog's profile

Will Dried Bleach in Wood Still Fade Dye?

12-31-2016 04:48 AM by Underdog

If I bleach some mahogany to lighten it’s color, will dye applied after...

5 12-31-2016 06:30 PM
View cracknpop's profile

I didn't put that hole there. Now what to do????

12-23-2016 08:22 PM by cracknpop

Made my son and daughter-in-law a platform bed for Christmas. Used cherry. ...

13 12-31-2016 05:27 PM
View indgreg's profile

Is there a food safe stain

12-30-2016 06:31 PM by indgreg

Got a home owner that I’m putting cabinets n for she bought a butcher b...

4 12-31-2016 01:25 AM
View JerryLH's profile

grain filler

11-26-2016 01:24 AM by JerryLH

I’m about ready to apply the finish a sapele table. I would greatly ap...

13 12-30-2016 06:54 PM
View erikreagan's profile

Proper order of operations for assembling and finishing

12-30-2016 01:51 PM by erikreagan

Hey folks! First 101 question I have for you guys is about the train table...

5 12-30-2016 02:19 PM
View Jeff B.'s profile

Finish for Birch Cabinet

12-29-2016 06:11 AM by Jeff B.

Hello, Last week, my dad and I built this cabinet for my garage. It is bu...

6 12-30-2016 01:42 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Spraying water borne poly from a Greco airless sprayer

12-29-2016 10:48 AM by SweetTea

Hey fellas, can anyone tell me if it is ok to spray water borne poly from a G...

4 12-29-2016 07:05 PM
View Lemwise's profile

Varnish for bare metal.

12-28-2016 08:24 PM by Lemwise

I’m asking this on behalf of my brother. He’s made a coffee table...

4 12-29-2016 09:20 AM

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