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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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Filler for Maple?

10-07-2013 12:35 AM by jasoncarpentry

Until my skills improve in making end-grain cutting boards, I’ll contin...

5 10-07-2013 09:48 PM
View mummykicks's profile

Best finish for sliding dovetail?

10-07-2013 06:47 PM by mummykicks

I’m building a drafting table that has some 3” wide x 3/4” ...

2 10-07-2013 07:45 PM
View Jokker78's profile

spraying deft

10-03-2013 11:14 AM by Jokker78

Do you guys thin deft when spraying it? i will be using a HF gravity fed spra...

12 10-07-2013 05:11 PM
View jmartel's profile

Finishing furniture

10-06-2013 05:39 AM by jmartel

So, I’m terrible at finishing. Trying to get better, but still absolute...

13 10-07-2013 03:59 PM
View NorCalQ's profile

HVLP First Spray Help...

10-06-2013 06:15 PM by NorCalQ

I’m test spraying some waterborne poly. When it goes on, should is end ...

11 10-07-2013 12:42 PM
View Xodus's profile

How much to charge

10-03-2013 12:50 AM by Xodus

I’ve got my first paying gig, a friend is havin their first baby and th...

12 10-07-2013 12:14 PM
View rfusca's profile

Poly over latex paint

10-02-2013 01:18 PM by rfusca

So, I’m finishing a small kids table and I was trying to use products I...

9 10-07-2013 02:58 AM
View jimmyhopps's profile

top coat over paint for protection

10-06-2013 11:32 PM by jimmyhopps

i’ve finished my new mudroom bench/shoe rack – pics to come. Wif...

3 10-07-2013 02:35 AM
View DaleM's profile

White lacquer cracking

10-06-2013 04:46 AM by DaleM

Does anyone else here have experience spraying white lacquer? I’ve spr...

2 10-06-2013 09:41 PM
View TZH's profile

Mixing wood stains

10-06-2013 07:58 PM by TZH

Been thinking I’d really like to find a wine red oil base stain. May be...

1 10-06-2013 09:02 PM
View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

A dane asking anbout Danish Oil..

10-03-2013 08:52 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen

Funny thing- here in Denmark there is no such thing as Danish Oil. But then w...

16 10-05-2013 04:41 PM
View Randy_ATX's profile

Suggestions on how to repair the finish on this water-damaged jewelry box?

10-04-2013 01:35 PM by Randy_ATX

A friend discovered water damage on this. Yikes. I’m not sure of the ...

3 10-05-2013 01:30 PM
View jaysonic's profile

Brushing on Lacquer

09-30-2013 01:31 AM by jaysonic

When brushing on lacquer, what is the best course of action to get the “...

4 10-05-2013 12:59 AM
View gop1ayoutside's profile

How to finish my finish with Watco satin wax... suggestions?

09-29-2013 12:26 AM by gop1ayoutside

Gang, I am pretty new to finishing. I am going to be building an end table fr...

6 10-04-2013 05:12 PM
View Nick Graber's profile

Hardwood Floor Refinish

10-03-2013 04:28 PM by Nick Graber

I’m looking at ripping up carpets and refinishing some original hard wo...

9 10-04-2013 03:23 PM
View mbs's profile

Sherwin Williams vinyl sealer and cab acrylic top coat

10-01-2013 03:00 PM by mbs

I posted this in the trade forum but people reading this forum may be interes...

12 10-03-2013 09:33 PM
View NorCalQ's profile

Zinser Shellac Amber Match...

10-02-2013 02:05 AM by NorCalQ

I just got some Zinser Shellac Finish and Sealer with Amber tint. It gives m...

10 10-03-2013 03:57 AM
View Charlie's profile

Bay window seat. Finishing?

03-04-2013 11:11 PM by Charlie

Getting a new window installed in the living room. This one will be a bow win...

8 10-03-2013 02:00 AM
View JoeMurphy's profile

"Production" lettering

10-02-2013 04:11 PM by JoeMurphy

I am building a bunch of toy swords for a school fundraiser. I have a custom...

10 10-03-2013 01:05 AM
View EWJSMITH's profile

Best or Recommended Finish For Tea Light Holders

10-02-2013 01:20 AM by EWJSMITH

Hi all, I have some tea light holders made from birch, purpleheart, cherry...

5 10-02-2013 08:34 PM

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