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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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View CraftyRob's profile

Best paint for high use table: oil enamel?

12-04-2014 06:47 PM by CraftyRob

I’m building a table for in our kitchen that will probably be heavily u...

9 05-27-2015 10:39 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Please tell me what sprayer to buy for general-purpose (non-paint) finishing!

03-18-2015 05:24 PM by ADHDan

I really want to get a nice, compact handheld sprayer to use for finishing pr...

24 05-27-2015 07:57 PM
View jtm's profile

Best primer and paint for exterior wood door?

05-25-2015 05:13 AM by jtm

So I got super ambitious today while doing a few thing to the exterior of my ...

7 05-27-2015 03:07 PM
View HoffShop's profile

mixing woodglue with water to seal flaking paint

05-27-2015 02:41 AM by HoffShop

has anyone done this? I have an old crate with the paint peeling and flaking...

1 05-27-2015 05:51 AM
View Keith Sonefelt's profile

Weathered/Distressed Finish

05-26-2015 05:45 AM by Keith Sonefelt

A letter for a front door, she said she wanted it to look like an old letter ...

5 05-26-2015 03:09 PM
View Oosik's profile

Behlen's Rockhard Table Top Help!

05-26-2015 12:22 PM by Oosik

So after applying my first coat I notice it did not get applied very evenly. ...

2 05-26-2015 02:36 PM
View Josh's profile

Cleaning poly-soaked brushes

05-25-2015 06:07 PM by Josh

Hi y’all! Happy Memorial day to the Americans here and happy day to ...

5 05-26-2015 01:47 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Matching wood colors

05-25-2015 09:32 PM by rwe2156

Heres the situation: I have made a carved piece to replace a missing front o...

1 05-25-2015 11:52 PM
View Jc2's profile

Anyone know how to match this finish?

05-25-2015 06:28 AM by Jc2

I’ve build a cedar arbor and I have to finish it to match this existing...

3 05-25-2015 08:09 PM
View Canofworms's profile

Removinf rust stains from nails on white oak floor?

06-20-2014 08:23 PM by Canofworms

I read oxalic acid will remove it. They are well absorbed in the wood about ...

30 05-23-2015 02:05 PM
View Jagerheister's profile

Aging pine wood with Vinegar and steel wool

05-23-2015 12:45 PM by Jagerheister

In this timelapse video, I’m applying an ironite stain to pine. This i...

0 05-23-2015 12:45 PM
View ryanjg117's profile

Adding a "wrist rest" edge profile to a computer desk

05-22-2015 06:46 AM by ryanjg117

I’m in the process of building a rather cool computer workstation based...

6 05-22-2015 05:47 PM
View rulubos's profile

Need Help Finishing Wood

05-22-2015 11:45 AM by rulubos

I am new to wood working so thank you in advance! My friend and I are crea...

4 05-22-2015 04:51 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

How to fill tearout/chip out

05-19-2015 04:37 PM by bbasiaga

As I was sanding down my latest project, a few inclusions in the wood appeare...

25 05-22-2015 12:43 AM
View saltcod's profile

Worth buying a paint sprayer?

05-21-2015 04:27 PM by saltcod

Hey all! I’ve got a TON of painting to do at our new house. Basicall...

8 05-21-2015 07:30 PM
View ammccorm's profile

Refinishing a table for the first time

05-19-2015 05:45 PM by ammccorm

I’m in a predicament and I’ve only got one shot to fix it. I also have very l...

3 05-20-2015 08:44 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

What is "acrylic varnish"?

05-19-2015 06:50 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve been talking to an artist friend of mine who paints. Mostly with ...

5 05-20-2015 04:28 PM
View spirishis's profile

Refinishing built-ins HELP

05-19-2015 07:33 PM by spirishis

Hi, We recently purchased an old victorian home with lovely built-ins that...

1 05-19-2015 08:03 PM
View ShawnSpencer's profile

Aquacoat bad interaction with Waterlox

05-15-2015 12:38 PM by ShawnSpencer

I’m finishing a bench seat in walnut. I filled the pores with Aquacoat ...

3 05-19-2015 01:46 AM
View Broooklyn's profile

How to get this light/dark contrasted look?

05-18-2015 05:18 PM by Broooklyn

Is this a certain type of wood or just a finishing technique? I’m looki...

8 05-18-2015 09:31 PM

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