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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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How to remove tinted lacquer from figured panels

08-23-2017 07:42 PM by Carloz

There are about 7 pieces of furniture ( kitchen, several nooks, bathrooms) ma...

4 08-28-2017 12:36 AM
View Kirk650's profile

Coffee table finish

08-21-2017 11:24 PM by Kirk650

I’m working up some shelves/coffee table parts for a friend for his col...

6 08-26-2017 04:31 PM
View Carloz's profile

Dye in polyurethane

08-25-2017 04:32 AM by Carloz

I messed up. Stained maple with light brown GF water based dye. Then another ...

6 08-26-2017 03:47 AM
View patrickjbarnett's profile

Cloudy after stain

08-20-2017 02:39 PM by patrickjbarnett

Hello everyone, I built a floating shelf and used Minwax Jacobean to stain...

10 08-24-2017 12:38 PM
View chris's profile

ways to avoid overlap marks (water based stain)

08-23-2017 12:30 PM by chris

this is my first time staining a large surface like this door, it came out ni...

4 08-24-2017 09:05 AM
View GuntherBespoke's profile

Finish induced warping

08-23-2017 02:41 PM by GuntherBespoke

Had a very peculiar experience yesterday. My pine panel was flat and sanded b...

5 08-23-2017 03:41 PM
View Mruniqueid's profile

Light Walnut Finish?

08-21-2017 06:19 PM by Mruniqueid

Hi Guys, I’m working on a desk that is primarily made out of walnut,...

11 08-21-2017 11:06 PM
View Carloz's profile

Best blotch control.

08-20-2017 05:51 PM by Carloz

I’ve been struggling with staining maple with water based dyes for a wh...

2 08-20-2017 06:20 PM
View William64's profile

A good finish for a mahagony project

08-11-2017 12:18 AM by William64

Hi. I have just finished a mahogany project, (a gift box approx 5” x 11...

13 08-19-2017 03:33 PM
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Need help with a finishing issue

08-17-2017 08:49 PM by Ashthewoodist

I recently finished a segmented wood urn and when I was applying the last coa...

3 08-17-2017 09:18 PM
View MrFid's profile

Paint first or glue first?

08-16-2017 02:21 AM by MrFid

Hi folks, I have a question for the expert finishers around here. I am wor...

4 08-17-2017 01:27 PM
View DavidOveracre's profile

Help with epoxy spots

08-17-2017 11:59 AM by DavidOveracre

Hey folks,I poured some epoxy to fill worm holes in a pine tabletop I’m...

0 08-17-2017 11:59 AM
View augdog's profile

Evening out color without staining

08-16-2017 05:03 PM by augdog

This table was improperly finished with an uneven surface and polyurethaned h...

6 08-16-2017 09:55 PM
View king_nickizzle's profile

Not getting a smooth epoxy finish

08-15-2017 02:29 AM by king_nickizzle

I’m using epoxy to go over a slab of black walnut. My first coat looked...

17 08-16-2017 07:37 PM
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Help! New Cypress kitchen cabinets- lap marks/ uneven finish

08-15-2017 03:10 PM by genakaye

Hi, new here! A year ago yesterday my house flooded! I finally just had my ca...

8 08-16-2017 06:04 PM
View c4brian's profile

Best technique for finishing a tamarind slab

08-16-2017 03:44 AM by c4brian

Beginner here. I’ve got a spalted slab of living edge tamarind, 78&#...

0 08-16-2017 03:44 AM
View nogeel's profile

Finishing two sided sign

08-14-2017 03:12 AM by nogeel

I have a sign I am painting in MDF. The challenge I am having trouble paintin...

1 08-14-2017 07:17 PM
View metroplexchl's profile

Storing finishes in corked glass jars

08-12-2017 08:30 PM by metroplexchl

I searched the archives and didn’t find anything about this, but i was ...

9 08-13-2017 10:21 AM
View tool_junkie's profile

Staining Birch Plywood?

09-15-2011 04:51 PM by tool_junkie

Hello, I am ready to start applying stain to a TV cabinet I recently built...

17 08-12-2017 08:30 PM
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1960s baseboards

08-11-2017 05:02 PM by geejayvee3

Hi, I recently moved into a new tri-level home built in 1964. I am trying to ...

7 08-11-2017 11:08 PM

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