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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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harbor freight spray can for finish?

11-05-2013 09:05 PM by JesseTutt

I have several of the harbor freight spray cans where you open the top, pour ...

6 11-06-2013 02:29 PM
View LawrenceKent78's profile

Light Stain on Red Oak

11-06-2013 01:17 AM by LawrenceKent78

I am currently refinishing a 4×10 dining table. I have sanding everythin...

2 11-06-2013 01:39 AM
View Steve53's profile

Damaged butcher block counter top

11-04-2013 05:11 PM by Steve53

Hi folks need some advice please Sealed new butcher block kitchen counter ...

5 11-05-2013 01:32 AM
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General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain

10-23-2013 06:47 PM by pintodeluxe

I made up some test boards to decide on a finish for a cherry trundle bed I a...

15 11-04-2013 05:47 PM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Touch-up for Varnish?

11-02-2013 12:19 PM by PittsburghTim

I am redoing our master bedroom. Fresh paint, new trim, and light fixtures. ...

5 11-04-2013 01:53 PM
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Can I use a tanning bed to speed up finishing time?

11-03-2013 06:37 PM by Martin Farley

The house we moved into has an old tanning bed that was made in 1989. I’...

15 11-04-2013 03:36 AM
View Wayne Corners's profile

Weatherproof paint

10-14-2013 10:17 AM by Wayne Corners

I’m repainting the facade around my front door and found that the 6R...

2 11-03-2013 03:37 PM
View emma5's profile

Help!! Finishing an outdoor cypress table

11-01-2013 09:41 PM by emma5

Hello, I am building an outdoor cypress table that is 8’ long, rectangu...

4 11-02-2013 04:46 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

Polyurethane Varnish

11-02-2013 12:45 AM by Kv0nT

Okay, so I posted earlier that I was having difficulty finishing a table with...

11 11-02-2013 02:52 PM
View sakumar9's profile

Plywood: Paint and Lacquer

10-31-2013 04:28 PM by sakumar9

Hello everyone, I make cabintes (wardrobes, desks, side tables etc) using ...

6 11-02-2013 02:21 AM
View Tim & Candy Hicks's profile

Wafer board protection

11-02-2013 12:03 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks

We live in a modular home and we have wafer board under the carpet, the carpe...

2 11-02-2013 01:51 AM
View bobasaurus's profile

Interesting find: compressed gas dusters work well as bloxygen replacement

09-25-2013 09:53 PM by bobasaurus

I’ve been using bloxygen to preserve my finishes for some time, especia...

5 11-01-2013 02:21 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

I am having tons of trouble re-finishing a table top.

11-01-2013 01:05 AM by Kv0nT

I have a great QSWO arts and craft table that I am refinishing. It is not go...

3 11-01-2013 01:34 AM
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looking for a home

07-19-2013 08:45 AM by alfied

I am living in a apartment and looking for a new home to live where I can acc...

11 10-31-2013 02:09 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

finish on back of hvlp needle (Earlex) - Problem?

10-29-2013 12:53 PM by JesseTutt

Yesterday I sprayed two coats of Minwax PolyCrylic water based poly. Between...

8 10-30-2013 07:52 PM
View mixj444's profile

Clear/natural/white finish for white oak

10-14-2013 10:26 AM by mixj444

I have recently begun a project to build a white oak desk, and I want to keep...

5 10-30-2013 04:18 PM
View JReed3's profile

Coaster Finishes

10-22-2013 01:23 PM by JReed3

I’m thinking about making some coasters. What is the best finish to pu...

5 10-30-2013 03:02 AM
View steve's profile

Had great results with Goddards Wax

01-30-2013 11:59 PM by steve

I used this wax for the first time on a Bed project and was blown away with t...

14 10-29-2013 06:59 PM
View KomputerMan's profile

Old Growth Redwood

10-19-2013 05:01 PM by KomputerMan

I have started to make things out of this remarkable slab of old growth redwo...

5 10-29-2013 06:36 PM
View kocgolf's profile

Refinishing a nicked up pine table top

10-23-2013 12:34 AM by kocgolf

My wife picked up this table on CL, and I do like it, but she wants to have i...

10 10-29-2013 09:15 AM

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