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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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System Three Spar Varnish Failure

10-04-2016 03:56 PM by CharlesNeil

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Looking for more help finishing (sealing) hickory

10-17-2016 06:07 PM by Dougan

Several months ago I asked you all to help me finish some beautiful calico hi...

1 10-17-2016 07:46 PM
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Minwax poly over zar poly?

10-17-2016 06:01 PM by Sawlog

New here, thanks for the add. I’m having fits with this zar classic pol...

2 10-17-2016 06:53 PM
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Best finish for wood slabs?

10-17-2016 02:32 PM by 1SUNDVL

Purchased two slabs of wood for a coffee table and end table; one is sugar ma...

1 10-17-2016 02:56 PM
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Outdoor White Oak Table Finish?

10-16-2016 10:06 PM by Jarmo

I built sort’ve a dining table for my back patio out of white oak. It&#...

5 10-17-2016 02:08 PM
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Cleaning spraygun between coats

10-17-2016 12:40 AM by Carloz

If you spray polyurethane and wait 2 hours between coats, what happens to the...

4 10-17-2016 01:44 PM
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Finishing Birdseye Maple

10-16-2016 10:17 PM by Redoak49

I found some good advice for finishing curly maple. I sanded to 220, stained...

1 10-17-2016 12:16 AM
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Ebonizing Quarter Sawn White Oak

10-13-2016 01:43 PM by Tanda4

I’m looking to ebonize Quarter Sawn White Oak, but would like the rays ...

6 10-15-2016 07:23 PM
View Carloz's profile

Water based polyurethane over gel stain.

10-13-2016 01:45 PM by Carloz

I just covered a large pine + maple project with General Finishes black gel s...

5 10-14-2016 05:05 PM
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Spraying polyurethane

10-14-2016 05:13 AM by Carloz

Does oversoray from water based polyurethane dries by the time it falls on t...

1 10-14-2016 03:30 PM
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Choosing a HVLP turbine spray unit

10-12-2016 01:34 AM by Cooler

I make mostly smaller items like jewelry boxes, drawer boxes and sometimes a ...

12 10-14-2016 05:45 AM
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Arm-r seal walnut. How many coats to fill grain?

09-27-2016 12:31 AM by toddbeaulieu

Hello all! I am in the final stages of edge grain walnut counter tops. I&#...

8 10-13-2016 10:00 PM
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Blotch reduction

10-05-2016 02:57 PM by Kirk650

I’m putting the final coats of Waterlox on that blanket chest/toy box t...

7 10-13-2016 12:23 PM
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Recommendation for kid-safe finish

10-12-2016 05:18 PM by Sab1982

I have been commissioned….ok my wife is demanding me…to make an a...

5 10-12-2016 06:47 PM
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Household trimwork - the wife wants it white...

06-21-2016 05:28 PM by AAANDRRREW

So, before I get picked on, I’d like to state for the record I am not a...

27 10-11-2016 11:32 PM
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CA as a finish on rocking chair seat

10-07-2016 02:55 PM by bues0022

I’m making a Hal Taylor / Sam Maloof inspired rocking chair (for a long...

10 10-10-2016 06:32 PM
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Walnut Crib Finsh?

09-21-2016 12:43 AM by MrHart

Good evening all, I am ready to finish a walnut crib for my daughter. Im no...

31 10-10-2016 03:13 PM
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Exposed joists matte finish

10-10-2016 12:59 PM by Beccabode

Hello! First post to LJ in several years! Question: what would you guys u...

2 10-10-2016 03:03 PM
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New fence - spray or brush on stain sealant?

10-05-2016 09:12 PM by january

Hi guys, I just had this new cedar fence installed. The fence installe...

14 10-09-2016 01:49 PM
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ash and heat proof finish?

10-06-2016 09:46 PM by Marn64

So I recently found this little incense box with brass inlay at a flea market...

1 10-07-2016 11:00 PM

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