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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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Removing water stains from wood finished with Watco Danish Oil

25 days ago by woodworker33

What is the safest way to remove water stains from wood that’s been tre...

5 25 days ago
View Oliver1650's profile

Howard feed-n-wax or minwax paste wax?

28 days ago by Oliver1650

Hi, I am looking for advice on this product as a finishing touch to my gr...

8 27 days ago
View Stockfoot's profile

Transfast homestead dye/topcoat compatibility

28 days ago by Stockfoot

I am dying wood with the water based transfast dye powder, on their website i...

1 27 days ago
View Golden47's profile

Cloudy after staining. NOT blushing/humidity issue. ~~PHOTO~~

29 days ago by Golden47

Hello, This is a long one. I have been trying to experiment to find th...

15 28 days ago
View Stockfoot's profile

Help me choose a lacquer!

31 days ago by Stockfoot

Hey everyone, I have been mainly using polyurethane on all my projects but I ...

18 28 days ago
View distrbd's profile

can wood stain be mixed?

29 days ago by distrbd

If you have a can of oil based stain that’s is too light in color,could...

11 28 days ago
View bhacksaw's profile

Must i match veneer species for front and back or can i go cheap?

30 days ago by bhacksaw

I’m trying to keep my bed build to as low a budget as possible. I have...

6 29 days ago
View brass79's profile

Safe finish for pine bed frame?

30 days ago by brass79

Hello all, just joined (although I’ve found great info through this sit...

4 30 days ago
View goodbadugly's profile

Varnishing River Redgum Slab - white staining appears after sealer coat.

32 days ago by goodbadugly

Help! I’m building myself a desk from a kiln dried River Redgum slab 1....

4 31 days ago
View Eric's profile

Blemishes on ipe

31 days ago by Eric

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

2 31 days ago
View Scootles's profile

Post Your Favorite Finish with Pictures and instructions!

37 days ago by Scootles

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

21 31 days ago
View DonBoston's profile

Finish recommendation...

32 days ago by DonBoston

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

4 31 days ago
View Dave's profile

Rubbing out a painted finish - anyone else tried it?

32 days ago by Dave

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

1 31 days ago
View Shawn's profile

LEAD paint???

31 days ago by Shawn

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

2 31 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

wiping back dye stains after spraying?

35 days ago by jimmyhopps

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

17 32 days ago
View Rayne's profile

Seal MDF edge before gluing hardboard to it?

34 days ago by Rayne

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

3 34 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Restaurant tables

65 days ago by RussellAP

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

24 34 days ago
View Scootles's profile

Can oils spontaneously Combust in containers?

35 days ago by Scootles

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

11 35 days ago
View Josh99's profile

Finishing advice please

36 days ago by Josh99

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

14 35 days ago
View Mammatus's profile

Seeking finishing advice on Maple stool

36 days ago by Mammatus

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

4 35 days ago

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