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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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Water-based poly over paint - problem with streaking

03-04-2012 04:07 PM by ErinL

Hi! I’ve hit a snag with a project and could use some advice. I have a ...

5 03-14-2012 02:16 PM
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Sealer For MDF?

03-10-2012 12:35 AM by gfadvm

I just built a 4’x6’ assembly/finishing table and am covering it ...

24 03-14-2012 05:33 AM
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Arts & Crafts finish post-ammonia fuming steps

03-12-2012 02:11 AM by morty

Hello, I am in the process of completing an arts & crafts table made o...

7 03-14-2012 02:46 AM
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Ever spray on stain?

03-12-2012 02:24 AM by RTJM27

I’m shopping for a HVLP gun and would like to get one that has several ...

8 03-13-2012 09:24 PM
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What glue to use for cutting boards?

02-15-2012 04:35 PM by PCM

I want to make some end grain cutting boards and I am unsure what tpe of glue...

25 03-13-2012 05:05 PM
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Patina Copper

02-17-2012 01:36 AM by agallant

I am making a table with a copper top. I would like to give the copper a gree...

11 03-12-2012 11:43 PM
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Grain filler on top on latex?

03-06-2012 05:00 AM by Letorix

I thought a little wood filler and a couple coats of paint and I’d be d...

4 03-12-2012 03:20 AM
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First time hvlp finishing questions

03-10-2012 01:33 AM by rut

So I splurged (actually went cheap) and picked up a rockler hvlp system for a...

5 03-12-2012 12:10 AM
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What to use to sign work

03-08-2012 10:51 PM by fishbone

I have used sharpie pens to sign my projects, varnish or shellac always blurs...

22 03-09-2012 05:59 PM
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Painting Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets? Help Please!

03-04-2012 02:58 PM by clattin

My wife and I are wanting to “freshen” our kitchen by doing somet...

17 03-09-2012 05:30 PM
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03-07-2012 02:30 AM by Eric

What’s the difference between HVLP and a regular pneumatic spray gun of...

2 03-09-2012 08:15 AM
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Barnwood Dining Table

03-08-2012 04:36 AM by Norskellunge

Hello fellow plaid-wearers: I recently got my first real job after college...

7 03-09-2012 02:56 AM
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Muting grain on radiata pine

02-01-2012 03:43 PM by MyFathersSon

Building a credenza style flat screen tv table.Friend wants it stained dark (...

8 03-09-2012 02:50 AM
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Cabinet Scraper and Sandpaper Grit

03-08-2012 04:17 PM by TuckerFan

If this is a dumb question, I will swear someone hijacked my screen name with...

4 03-08-2012 05:21 PM
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Finish for Walnut Slab Coffee Table

02-09-2012 11:49 PM by PittsburghTim

I am working on a walnut coffee table in the style of George Nakashima. The ...

14 03-07-2012 07:55 PM
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Filler for bug holes

03-07-2012 01:47 PM by JReed3

I have some wood full of some kind of bug holes. The holes really make the w...

5 03-07-2012 07:09 PM
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How To Finish Oak Project

03-04-2012 11:58 PM by normrep

I’ve been working with quartersawn white oak on a dresser for my wife. ...

5 03-07-2012 12:37 AM
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Lane, Virginia Maid cedar hope chest restore - advice needed.

03-06-2012 04:54 PM by Tokolosi

I was recently given an old Lane cedar hope chest. One of my neighbours neede...

2 03-06-2012 10:53 PM
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Zinsser Bullseye Shellac

03-05-2012 03:06 AM by gfadvm

What # cut is this stuff right out of the can? I have read every word on the ...

6 03-06-2012 01:51 AM
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Zinsser Shellac Spraying Tips?

03-04-2012 03:34 PM by grub32

I ran out of lacquer and I have a quart of Shellac from Home Depot that is cl...

4 03-05-2012 10:32 PM

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