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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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Curious about finishing Baltic Birch

07-16-2017 01:16 PM by Sageish

I’m curious what kind of finish would be best to use on baltic birch. I...

0 07-16-2017 01:16 PM
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Filling gouges prior to refinishing dining table top.

07-13-2017 09:31 PM by Fax

Hello friends, What would you recommend for filling small gouges on old di...

18 07-16-2017 03:40 AM
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can i put natural oil over spar urethane

07-13-2017 09:53 AM by Apjow

Quick question. What would happen if I put a natural oil over spar urethane? ...

17 07-14-2017 04:03 PM
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Refinishing oak table - advice for a noob

07-09-2017 02:29 AM by MzWhitney

Hi there, I’ve just been given a lovely old table with a couple of m...

27 07-13-2017 02:07 PM
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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...

34 07-12-2017 08:05 PM
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Water based polyurethane oil based look

07-10-2017 10:50 PM by Carloz

If I apply some oil product like Tung oil, seal it with shellac and cover it ...

8 07-12-2017 04:05 PM
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Staining Alder

07-11-2017 10:46 AM by SweetTea

Hey fellas, I have a set of cabinets to build coming up soon that the custome...

13 07-12-2017 01:49 PM
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White washing over charred wood.

07-11-2017 02:49 PM by mchapman87

Ok so I have a question, that may just be as simple as giving it a try. I am ...

0 07-11-2017 02:49 PM
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Should I bleach unfinished SPF lumber to remove stains?

07-11-2017 08:59 AM by artislee

Hello, I have a project that I used SPF lumber from home depot on and I am fa...

0 07-11-2017 08:59 AM
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Briwax Wax or Liberon Black Bison Wax

07-11-2017 12:24 AM by Fax

Hello friends, Just looking for a tougher wax, I just bought some Briwax y...

1 07-11-2017 01:14 AM
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Staining Cherry Beadboard w/MDF Core

12-12-2015 04:19 PM by Stick717

Has anyone ever used 1/4” cherry beadboard w/MDF core as the panel inse...

4 07-10-2017 08:27 PM
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What finish to use?

07-08-2017 07:43 PM by USMC47

Experts, I recently refinished a red oak Park bench. Once stained with some ...

13 07-10-2017 12:11 AM
View Tom's profile

Prepping for shellac

07-07-2017 10:11 PM by Tom

Hi all, I have a box that I hadn’t finished shellacking. Sadly, it has...

7 07-09-2017 11:59 PM
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Pot life pre cat lauqer

07-09-2017 04:37 PM by langski93

I have a HVLP spray gun and need to give multiple coats to a guitar body I...

6 07-09-2017 09:17 PM
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gel stain problems

07-08-2017 06:50 PM by tylert

Hello this is my first ever project and have built a tabletop for the fire...

3 07-09-2017 04:24 PM
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07-08-2017 09:45 AM by Stanley Coker

I have two columns that a friend of my bought to go in their house that they ...

2 07-08-2017 01:25 PM
View msinc's profile

Is some feather crotch wood "stained in" and how do you do it???????

07-07-2017 07:41 PM by msinc

I ask this question because in the ceremonial court room in Greenbelt, Maryla...

3 07-07-2017 10:33 PM
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How to finish all 4 sides of work pieces?

07-02-2017 06:39 PM by Holbs

How does one finish (shellac, stain, poly spray) all 4 sides of a piece in on...

14 07-06-2017 12:42 PM
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Finney's white dye...

07-06-2017 03:46 AM by LumberJocksGuest

Is there anything like Finney’s white wood dye in the American market? ...

2 07-06-2017 11:43 AM
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GF whitewash on pine?

07-06-2017 02:51 AM by LumberJocksGuest

Though I understand this is not the primary purpose of the product, can Gener...

0 07-06-2017 02:51 AM

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