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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 stain dry time...

08-08-2017 02:37 AM by Jim Dawson

I’m putting Sealcoat dewaxed shellac over Minwax oil based stain, how l...

2 08-08-2017 04:24 AM
View Spacehog's profile

Toughest hardwood floor finish??

08-04-2017 03:20 PM by Spacehog

Ahoy friends! I am about to move into a new house, and one of our first proj...

25 08-07-2017 09:01 PM
View Vindex's profile

Safety precautions while rubbing out a finish

08-07-2017 05:43 AM by Vindex

My recently finished kitchen table is setup in the kitchen and being put to u...

4 08-07-2017 02:43 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Question about texture while spraying paint

08-01-2017 12:36 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello All, The wife has had me hard at work painting our kitchen cabinet d...

13 08-07-2017 12:13 PM
View Davidbrooks6's profile

Uneven epoxy finish

08-07-2017 12:25 AM by Davidbrooks6

I made a pallet desk top and finished it with epoxy. I applied 2 layers. Afte...

4 08-07-2017 03:12 AM
View starmaykr's profile

How do I finish interior Cedar wall paneling yet keep the aroma?

08-11-2014 05:31 PM by starmaykr

My wife has a rather extreme dislike of all pests (rodents,insects etc.). For...

34 08-06-2017 10:50 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Dying Large Surfaces

08-05-2017 12:31 PM by CharlesNeil

get so many emails on this decided to do a short video

17 08-06-2017 06:32 PM
View SawTooth1953's profile

Watco Oil - How do you open the darned can?

11-03-2013 03:24 PM by SawTooth1953

I just bought a quart of Watco Danish Oil. I am not weak; my hands are not ar...

31 08-06-2017 12:12 AM
View Medici's profile

Dyeing Maple Plywood

08-03-2017 11:55 PM by Medici

So I’ve searched around, and have found some great info, but would like...

11 08-04-2017 04:47 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Suggestions on gun for running a paint pot

07-31-2017 09:38 AM by SweetTea

So I picked up a paint pot the other day from Harbor Freight. Not the small k...

9 08-04-2017 01:19 PM
View shoichi's profile

Finished walnut not shiny enough for client

08-04-2017 08:40 AM by shoichi

So I just finished my first major table for a client and would like to give ...

4 08-04-2017 11:50 AM
View Alan's profile

Need Advice on Filling/Stabilizing a Redwood Table Slab

08-03-2017 11:47 PM by Alan

I am trying to turn this redwood slab into a rustic table top...

1 08-03-2017 11:56 PM
View trsnider's profile

Checks in wood

08-01-2017 12:53 AM by trsnider

I have small checks in walnut that won’t seem to go away no matter how ...

3 08-03-2017 02:58 PM
View CstanleyTX's profile

Help with finishing red oak table

08-02-2017 02:38 AM by CstanleyTX

I need some advice on finishing the top to my red oak dining room table. This...

16 08-03-2017 02:36 AM
View Chris's profile

Mission style rocking chair restoration

08-02-2017 02:38 AM by Chris

Hi, I’ve been a floater for a while but now I need to ask some question...

8 08-02-2017 04:26 PM
View ACO's profile

TableTop Staining Uneven

07-28-2017 06:09 PM by ACO

We are in the process of finishing a tabletop made of pine. There was excess...

12 08-01-2017 12:55 AM
View rwe2156's profile

Need help with hvlp spraying

07-09-2017 09:23 PM by rwe2156

My first venture into hvlp spraying. I have a Harbor Freight gun. I nee...

35 07-31-2017 05:39 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Bleeding finish

07-31-2017 12:45 PM by Gixxerjoe04

Didn’t know what to title this but trying to figure out a problem I had...

1 07-31-2017 01:38 PM
View trainman2k's profile

Polyurethane storage

07-26-2017 05:36 PM by trainman2k

Anyone have suggestions on how to successfully store urethane between jobs?I ...

22 07-30-2017 10:08 PM
View shoichi's profile

My first major table getting ruined

07-27-2017 11:49 PM by shoichi

Hello all. I’m having a problem with a table I’m finishing.. t...

9 07-30-2017 05:35 PM

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