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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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Danish oil for my first finish

8 days ago by giser3546

I have just finished putting together a small towel rack from cherry and am a...

3 7 days ago
View GregD's profile

How long can paint sit in a hand-held airless sprayer?

8 days ago by GregD

I have a hand-held airless sprayer (Graco TrueCoat Pro 2) that I’m tryi...

4 8 days ago
View David8822's profile

Finish Ideas

10 days ago by David8822

I am looking for suggestions for a finish on a translucent wood turning. The...

5 8 days ago
View marshall's profile

Looking for a finisher or finishing company near me

8 days ago by marshall

Hello everybody, I own my own woodworking business, I mostly build kitchen ca...

2 8 days ago
View Austin2014's profile

Problem with finish

9 days ago by Austin2014

I’m using Deft Clear Wood Finish for the first time. Am working with me...

10 8 days ago
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Help with Earlax Spray Station 5500

8 days ago by Peteyb

I am trying to finish a murphy bed that I had built. I want to finish it wit...

1 8 days ago
View Canofworms's profile

Refinishing oak veneer table... Citristrip? Harsher chem stripper? Orbital? Or 1/4 sheet palm?

10 days ago by Canofworms

This table has the original factory finish and what appears to be a poly coat...

6 9 days ago
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BLO in Seal-A-Cell

11 days ago by jonsprague0000

I am finishing a solid Cherry dining room table and am considering mixing boi...

9 9 days ago
View MattyMattAg's profile

Finishing over paint question...

10 days ago by MattyMattAg

I used a semi gloss paint from SW on some game boards I made and am going to ...

7 10 days ago
View starmaykr's profile

How do I finish interior Cedar wall paneling yet keep the aroma?

16 days ago by starmaykr

My wife has a rather extreme dislike of all pests (rodents,insects etc.). For...

11 10 days ago
View patrad's profile

Refinishing Toolbox

21 days ago by patrad

I have this old Stanley toolbox from a grandfather and wondering best way to ...

7 12 days ago
View notdan's profile

Finishing a bookcase - Paste Wax?

14 days ago by notdan

I built a pine bookcase for a baby/kid’s room (will have books, toys, b...

13 12 days ago
View CharlesA's profile

Delta Shopmaster Downdraft Table

13 days ago by CharlesA

I’ve never had a downdraft table. Worth $25 from CL? I’ve read ...

5 13 days ago
View robscastle's profile

Using a scraper to finish equalivent Grit rating?

14 days ago by robscastle

I was using my scraper on some QLD Walnut and I found the scraper produced wh...

6 13 days ago
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HVLP System (Earlex, Fuji)

14 days ago by Scomel Basses

I’m going to get an HVLP system and I’m looking at the Earlex 550...

10 13 days ago
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Finishing a chessboard-Walnut, Maple, and Cherry

16 days ago by Chad1172

Hello,I just finished construction of a chessboard for my son. The edges are...

7 14 days ago
View Bill White's profile

Cleaning leather table tops.....

14 days ago by Bill White

I’m sure you’ve all seen them. The leather desk/table top insert...

3 14 days ago
View Bill1974's profile

Does spraying on a finish waste a lot? Or is it just me?

15 days ago by Bill1974

I have only made a few pieces of furniture and I have, either used a rattle c...

4 14 days ago
View Canofworms's profile

High build sandable primer?? Enclosed front porch..

16 days ago by Canofworms

So you know what a front porch FLOOR paint job often looks like after 100 yea...

13 15 days ago
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Goo Gone discovery for paint removal from finished surface

16 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

I had some spray paint on a stained and finished door do to less than perfect...

9 15 days ago

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