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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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Polyurethane over poster

11-26-2016 05:06 AM by Carloz

I have a few posters that will be mounted in wooden frames. I have some water...

6 11-29-2016 07:53 AM
View Kelly's profile

Worlds Largest Sandpaper Eraser

11-27-2016 11:01 PM by Kelly

I was working on a door and some swirl marks came through on the stain. That...

12 11-28-2016 10:41 PM
View BigMig's profile

Arm-R-Seal over Danish Oil

11-21-2016 03:05 AM by BigMig

I made a coffee table top from Lacewood (leopardwood) and it came out nice. ...

6 11-28-2016 08:35 PM
View T0mt0M's profile

MDF and beeswax

11-28-2016 03:27 PM by T0mt0M

I have just built a boiler cupboard using MDF. As the skirting boards and do...

2 11-28-2016 05:03 PM
View Ntaskani's profile

Prefinished Birch Plywood Cabinet, type of paint

11-28-2016 02:23 AM by Ntaskani

Hello, I’m building a cabinet out of prefinished birch plywood which...

5 11-28-2016 03:38 PM
View Jeff_in_LSMO's profile

I'm just starting spraying lacquer

11-21-2016 11:34 PM by Jeff_in_LSMO

I have questions. I am familiar with spraying paint, but not lacquer. How s...

8 11-28-2016 05:57 AM
View riv111's profile

Paste wax for table saw top

06-22-2016 03:51 AM by riv111

So I recently purchased a Kobalt table saw from Lowes. The top of the table i...

12 11-28-2016 03:42 AM
View knotsofast's profile

need advise about a shellac/stain finish on antique chair

11-22-2016 02:14 AM by knotsofast

I have a antique chair that has an old dirty crystallizing shellac finish,......

3 11-27-2016 01:56 PM
View Scottlj's profile

General Finishes Arm-R-Seal - Hmmm... Coat the Bottoms?

11-14-2016 08:54 PM by Scottlj

So I’m getting down to the finishing touches on my most ambitious proje...

18 11-27-2016 03:26 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Looking for a finish recommendation for a pine bookcase

11-24-2016 08:04 PM by HarveyDunn

I have a simple pine bookcase from Sweden that has a very natural finish R...

3 11-26-2016 01:21 PM
View bonesbr549's profile

spraying milk paint question

11-24-2016 10:57 PM by bonesbr549

spraying general finishes milk paint and it says it can be sprayed out of the...

1 11-26-2016 02:11 AM
View jackYOsnack's profile

Help, trying to refinish cypress coffee table, need to match stain

10-04-2016 02:02 AM by jackYOsnack

Hello, I am trying to refinish, stain and protect this coffee tabl...

5 11-25-2016 05:46 PM
View bdresch's profile

Painting new cabinets

11-13-2016 07:43 PM by bdresch

I am currently doing built in cabinets for my laundry room. I am building th...

19 11-25-2016 02:09 AM
View BradN's profile

Need a good finish for African Mahogany

11-24-2016 02:19 AM by BradN

I’m in the process of building an end table out of maple. The top and ...

3 11-24-2016 03:45 PM
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Olive Wood need help deciding what finish to use

08-11-2011 04:49 PM by BullVictory

This block of olive wood is for my father who wants to mount a brass eagle to...

14 11-24-2016 02:49 PM
View agallant's profile

Danish oil taking off stain?

11-23-2016 12:29 PM by agallant

im in the process of refinishing a cherry hutch for my wife. I used some min ...

3 11-23-2016 06:13 PM
View SparrowCBUS's profile

Which slab for Nakashima style table?

11-18-2016 03:28 AM by SparrowCBUS

I am making a Nakashima style coffee table with my dad over Thanksgiving. I d...

2 11-23-2016 03:13 AM
View Scott C.'s profile

wet sanding colored danish oil

11-18-2016 08:10 PM by Scott C.

I’ve had success in the past wet sanding natural danish oil into oak fo...

3 11-20-2016 02:19 PM
View jimmymmc's profile

Hand Plane Trouble

11-17-2016 08:45 PM by jimmymmc

I recently bought a low angle jack plane and a number 4 smoothing plane. I...

9 11-20-2016 12:21 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

re-staining kitchen cabinets darker

11-18-2016 01:39 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello All, My wife would like to either paint or re-stain our golden oak k...

10 11-19-2016 07:51 PM

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