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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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Ideas for a whiteboard-like finish on plywood

02-01-2017 01:47 PM by poihths

I’m looking for a way to put a really super-smooth white finish, like w...

16 02-09-2017 02:53 PM
View Eddy2016's profile

Gloss finish on MDF

02-08-2017 10:28 PM by Eddy2016

Hello, I am new on this wood world and I am building a floating tv wall, I...

3 02-09-2017 01:14 AM
View birdsmouth's profile

Paste Wax w/Tung Oil over Shellac?

02-06-2017 04:40 PM by birdsmouth

I know there are lots and lots of questions about tung oil on here, but I cou...

20 02-07-2017 11:40 PM
View daddydave's profile

alcohol or water

02-07-2017 05:29 PM by daddydave

Looking into dyes for my fretwork scrolling. Seeing that dyes mix with eithe...

4 02-07-2017 10:46 PM
View Prizen's profile

Maple Countertop Finish Advice - Not in kitchen, but needs to be hardwearing

02-07-2017 01:22 PM by Prizen

Hi All I currently have a maple countertop which requires finishing. Here...

4 02-07-2017 08:12 PM
View dave224's profile

Best way to prevent veneer sand-through?

02-06-2017 11:19 PM by dave224

I see lots of topics online about how to fix sand-through after the damage is...

8 02-07-2017 07:16 PM
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Can I get a tobacco finish with only black stain?

02-06-2017 02:35 PM by dave224

This is my first post to lumberjocks, so please forgive me of any naive comme...

3 02-07-2017 06:54 PM
View boatz's profile

Finishing Panels

02-07-2017 04:37 PM by boatz

This is a dry fit of a four drawer chest I am building. The side panels are a...

5 02-07-2017 05:23 PM
View christherookie's profile

Protecting my jigs

02-07-2017 04:05 PM by christherookie

I finally have the time and money to get my little garage workshop going. I&...

6 02-07-2017 05:01 PM
View vince805's profile

earlex 5500, needlet won't go in

02-07-2017 02:53 AM by vince805

hello, I boughta earlex 5500 on Craigslist. it came with the 2.0 nozzle insta...

3 02-07-2017 03:42 AM
View Dagobah's profile

Sanded through walnut veneer. Will a water based stain even it out?

02-06-2017 01:46 AM by Dagobah

Here’s what I’m working with. It’s walnut veneered plywood ...

9 02-06-2017 09:45 PM
View twiga's profile

Help! What stain/technique?

02-06-2017 08:41 PM by twiga

Hi – Can someone give me an idea on what stain they think was used here...

1 02-06-2017 08:58 PM
View Peace's profile

General Finishes Espresso Water Based Stain

02-06-2017 02:28 AM by Peace

Contents list says “Proprietary blend of pigments and metal complex dye...

3 02-06-2017 08:41 PM
View memichael's profile

Help with Waterbased Stain Over Dye Disaster!

02-02-2017 06:48 PM by memichael

Hello, This is my first post and I would like to thank anyone in advance w...

6 02-04-2017 06:13 PM
View Fireguy82's profile

Need some advice

02-03-2017 02:27 AM by Fireguy82

I am working on a wood cover for our stove. It has alternating strips of 3in ...

7 02-04-2017 05:22 PM
View Slowpoke's profile

Stripper vs. yellow glue

02-04-2017 05:05 PM by Slowpoke

Anyone have experience stripping with Klean Strip KS-3 as to whether it affec...

0 02-04-2017 05:05 PM
View Toddym's profile

Blotching gel stain

02-03-2017 02:47 PM by Toddym

I have stained some 2×4s with general finishes golden pine gel stain. I ...

11 02-04-2017 05:18 AM
View Prizen's profile

How to mix Stain for a Contemporary Beige / Gray Color - Oak kitchen Table and Chairs.

02-03-2017 06:44 PM by Prizen

Hi all I am refinishing an old oak kitchen table and chairs. Currently, I ...

4 02-04-2017 12:57 AM
View Klaas's profile

How to strip very dark Ercol furniture

02-03-2017 02:46 PM by Klaas

I am professional. Woodfinisher in England(i am Dutch) light second hand refi...

2 02-03-2017 03:14 PM
View Medici's profile

How to achieve this color on hard maple?

02-01-2017 01:49 AM by Medici

Hello, My sister in law has a beautiful slab of European Beech for her mai...

11 02-03-2017 12:56 PM

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