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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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Epifanes + accelerator....shelf life?

36 days ago by Billy E

So I have epifanes clear varnish and woodfinish matte. I also have some acce...

2 35 days ago
View azlogger's profile

Alternative to sanding paint?

38 days ago by azlogger

This a little hard to explain…take a look at this photo and then I̵...

24 36 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

water based poly over danish oil?

37 days ago by JesseTutt

Several weeks ago I applied Watco’s Danish oil on a maple fixture inten...

1 37 days ago
View Gene Howe's profile

Could be useful

38 days ago by Gene Howe

Penetrating epoxy. In the video, they are restoring a weather checked ding...

7 37 days ago
View Bugzy's profile

Appropriate Wood finish for bathroom

38 days ago by Bugzy

I need a little help…...truth be told A LOT of help. I’m new t...

2 38 days ago
View diito's profile

Good tricks for sanding inside corners?

39 days ago by diito

Does anyone have any good tricks for sanding inside corners (and well)? I al...

10 38 days ago
View Michigander's profile

Lacquer over Arm-R Seal Oil & Urethane?

40 days ago by Michigander

I am building a solid cherry side table that will see a lot of abuse; food, b...

10 38 days ago
View rrww's profile

Polishing Out To A Satin Finish - Without The Cloudy Look

38 days ago by rrww

Hey guys & gals, I have done a few polished surfaces, but only to a gl...

2 38 days ago
View kocgolf's profile

At my wits end trying to get a nice poly tabletop

39 days ago by kocgolf

It’s not my first time around the block with Poly (oil) although I do h...

10 38 days ago
View fiddlebanshee's profile

How to dispose of paint thinner

39 days ago by fiddlebanshee

Simple question that I do not know the answer to. How do you do it? Bring it...

15 38 days ago
View Jeepin85CJ7's profile

Tips for finishing a redwood bench swing

63 days ago by Jeepin85CJ7

I just finished making a bench swing out of reclaimed red wood. I am planning...

2 42 days ago
View madrafter's profile

Couple of small burrs on poly finish

45 days ago by madrafter

Hey all,First post on here, I have lurked in the past but finally joined. I ...

8 44 days ago
View Hatefly's profile

Pine Slat Bench Finishing

52 days ago by Hatefly

Hello all, So I have completed my most complex project – A slat benc...

11 45 days ago
View Tapefreak's profile

New table with water based conditioner, want to use oil

46 days ago by Tapefreak

Hi all, this is my first post to the forum and I’m excited to be part o...

6 45 days ago
View birgertime's profile

First time- would appreciate any advice

49 days ago by birgertime

I bought what looks to me like a very nice black walnut slab and am going to ...

18 45 days ago
View Dave's profile

Thinning paint for spraying - Dialing it in

93 days ago by Dave

I’m about to paint cabinets with Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Alky...

20 45 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

Quantity of dye/solvant to use for 2 sides of a 6'x3' table

48 days ago by jimmyhopps

How much dye/solvant mix do folks generally mix up at a time for a piece abou...

3 46 days ago
View knotscott's profile

Would a light color stain work as a wood conditioner to control blotching?

48 days ago by knotscott

The title pretty much says it all. Has anyone ever tried a lighter color sta...

9 47 days ago
View Sawdust2012's profile

bubbles in polyacrylic

48 days ago by Sawdust2012

I am applying multiple coats of polyacrylic to a maple bowl, not because I wa...

5 48 days ago
View Stockfoot's profile

Achieving modern walnut look

51 days ago by Stockfoot

Hi everyone, this is my first post on lumberjocks! I’m not sure if this...

17 48 days ago

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