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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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Charles Neil's on line finishing Class

450 days ago by a1Jim

Charles Neils new on line finishing class is now active and on line . Talkin...

9 435 days ago
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Refinishing 50 year furniture with old oil /wax

437 days ago by NEwtoowood

Help ! I was talked into (actually conned) refinishing some 50 old furniture ...

8 436 days ago
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Mineral Oil Drying Rack

437 days ago by JReed3

I make numerous cutting boards of different sizes and finish them with mi...

4 437 days ago
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weathered look

529 days ago by RH913

Hi allLooking for an easy way to make new pine look gray and weathered??Or at...

18 437 days ago
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how to mix mixol tints

442 days ago by shelly_b

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

27 438 days ago
View BenI's profile

Finishing Cedar

438 days ago by BenI

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

11 438 days ago
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Finishing an End Grain Cutting Board

660 days ago by SteveGaskins

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

14 438 days ago
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Stain won't take

580 days ago by lexxx07

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

84 438 days ago
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440 days ago by DHaden

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

4 440 days ago
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Best finish for solid black walnut floors?

441 days ago by yellowtruck75

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

6 441 days ago
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SW Kem Aqua Plus or GF Enduro Poly?

445 days ago by noone

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

16 441 days ago
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Anyone use untinted base paint as a substitute for spar varnish?

894 days ago by dhazelton

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

28 442 days ago
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Raw Linseed Oil Questions..

443 days ago by flwoodie

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

12 442 days ago
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The fallacy of conventional wisdom

443 days ago by Clint Searl

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

4 442 days ago
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How do I finish Ipe wood flooring,applying Poly at the end?

443 days ago by sheet

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

2 443 days ago
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minwax natural

445 days ago by SuperDave0002

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

17 443 days ago
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Finish ideas for soft wood cross cut slab

519 days ago by watermark

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

9 443 days ago
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Wiping Varnish

444 days ago by FreedomWoodCreations

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

8 443 days ago
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Hvlp finishing help

445 days ago by Firefighter

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

5 443 days ago
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Reclaimed wood -finishing

458 days ago by Lhiggins

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

1 443 days ago

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