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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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Blemishes on ipe

9 days ago by Eric

I have several spots where the natural oil in the ipe has been squeezed to th...

2 9 days ago
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Post Your Favorite Finish with Pictures and instructions!

15 days ago by Scootles

I thought it’d be a great idea to compile a thread with a lot of finish...

21 9 days ago
View DonBoston's profile

Finish recommendation...

10 days ago by DonBoston

So, I’m building up a a lot of beard combs and such, and was wondering ...

4 9 days ago
View Dave's profile

Rubbing out a painted finish - anyone else tried it?

10 days ago by Dave

I know some finishes dry hard and bond well enough to previous coats (like sh...

1 10 days ago
View Shawn's profile

LEAD paint???

10 days ago by Shawn

I have an old door with the original knob and hardware, that still works, tha...

2 10 days ago
View Tim714's profile

Finishing over knot holes

10 days ago by Tim714

I just finished building a red oak coffee table and need advi...

4 10 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

wiping back dye stains after spraying?

13 days ago by jimmyhopps

Just curious how many people wipe back their stains after spraying dyes (Tran...

17 10 days ago
View Rayne's profile

Seal MDF edge before gluing hardboard to it?

12 days ago by Rayne

I’ve searched the boards and can’t find anything exactly relevant...

3 12 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Restaurant tables

43 days ago by RussellAP

Bidding a job to refinish 56 tables at a local chain restaurant. We plan to u...

24 12 days ago
View Scootles's profile

Can oils spontaneously Combust in containers?

13 days ago by Scootles

My BLO and Tung Oil cans are a mess. I was considering putting them in a Glu ...

11 13 days ago
View Josh99's profile

Finishing advice please

14 days ago by Josh99

Hello, I am trying to make a farm table. (Promised 6 years ago to the ...

14 13 days ago
View Mammatus's profile

Seeking finishing advice on Maple stool

14 days ago by Mammatus

I made a small solid maple stool for my daughter’s first birthday—...

4 14 days ago
View wfedwar's profile

Epifanes + accelerator....shelf life?

14 days ago by wfedwar

So I have epifanes clear varnish and woodfinish matte. I also have some acce...

2 14 days ago
View azlogger's profile

Alternative to sanding paint?

17 days ago by azlogger

This a little hard to explain…take a look at this photo and then I̵...

24 14 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

water based poly over danish oil?

15 days ago by JesseTutt

Several weeks ago I applied Watco’s Danish oil on a maple fixture inten...

1 15 days ago
View Gene Howe's profile

Could be useful

17 days ago by Gene Howe

Penetrating epoxy. In the video, they are restoring a weather checked ding...

7 16 days ago
View Bugzy's profile

Appropriate Wood finish for bathroom

16 days ago by Bugzy

I need a little help…...truth be told A LOT of help. I’m new t...

2 16 days ago
View diito's profile

Good tricks for sanding inside corners?

18 days ago by diito

Does anyone have any good tricks for sanding inside corners (and well)? I al...

10 16 days ago
View Michigander's profile

Lacquer over Arm-R Seal Oil & Urethane?

18 days ago by Michigander

I am building a solid cherry side table that will see a lot of abuse; food, b...

10 16 days ago
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Polishing Out To A Satin Finish - Without The Cloudy Look

16 days ago by rrww

Hey guys & gals, I have done a few polished surfaces, but only to a gl...

2 16 days ago

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