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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 mix mixol tints

412 days ago by shelly_b

Hi, I am making a cabinet/armoire for a coworker. He gave me a pic from a mag...

27 407 days ago
View BenI's profile

Finishing Cedar

408 days ago by BenI

Hi all, I’m slowly working on building a gate and small section of f...

11 407 days ago
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Finishing an End Grain Cutting Board

629 days ago by SteveGaskins

I realize the most popular product for finishing an end grain cutting board i...

14 407 days ago
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Stain won't take

549 days ago by lexxx07

stain won’t take well getting freckles need to stop my project and re-s...

84 408 days ago
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409 days ago by DHaden

My father in law was going to throw out a gallon metal container of BLO. I to...

4 409 days ago
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Best finish for solid black walnut floors?

411 days ago by yellowtruck75

What is the best durable finish that I can use for my new solid black walnut ...

6 410 days ago
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SW Kem Aqua Plus or GF Enduro Poly?

414 days ago by noone

I have been using GF Enduro White Poly on cabinetry and was wondering if Kem ...

16 410 days ago
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Anyone use untinted base paint as a substitute for spar varnish?

863 days ago by dhazelton

Like the question says – I have to sand and clear coat a wood door that...

28 411 days ago
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Raw Linseed Oil Questions..

412 days ago by flwoodie

I am making some kitchen/bar utensils, and I am trying to decide on a finish....

12 411 days ago
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The fallacy of conventional wisdom

412 days ago by Clint Searl

Conventional finishing wisdom has it that thinning a finish will increase pen...

4 412 days ago
View sheet's profile

How do I finish Ipe wood flooring,applying Poly at the end?

413 days ago by sheet

I am finishing my first Ipe interior floor. I would like guidence from some o...

2 412 days ago
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minwax natural

414 days ago by SuperDave0002

Whats the point of minwax natural #209?I’m sure it must have a use or t...

17 412 days ago
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Finish ideas for soft wood cross cut slab

489 days ago by watermark

I am at the home stretch on this coffee table the legs are Ohia and the s...

9 412 days ago
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Wiping Varnish

413 days ago by FreedomWoodCreations

I think I’m varnish dumb or something. I am having an issue with Sherw...

8 412 days ago
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Hvlp finishing help

414 days ago by Firefighter

I am getting ready to finish crib number 3 and would like to try using my Hvl...

5 413 days ago
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Reclaimed wood -finishing

428 days ago by Lhiggins

I just got ahold of an old barn door I intend to turn into a coffee table but...

1 413 days ago
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Scotch Brite Pads for sanding between coats?

415 days ago by noone

I’ve been going through a lot of sandpaper lately and was wondering if ...

11 413 days ago
View Jorge G.'s profile

Now I know why Taunton's books all get good reviews.

414 days ago by Jorge G.

I posted a review here on the book “French Polish” by Derek Jones...

17 413 days ago
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JPW over Danish

415 days ago by Mainiac Matt

JPW over Danish…. Good idea or not a good idea??

10 414 days ago
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Need help taking gloss/shine out of finish

416 days ago by Kwit

Hello all; I am making an antique warehouse cart coffee table for a custom...

4 415 days ago

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