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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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Poly over General Finishes Milk Paint?

02-22-2014 10:03 PM by Accidentprone315

I building two tele styled guitars, and used General Finishes milk paints. I&...

1 02-23-2014 01:34 AM
View dunk's profile

Odd problem

02-22-2014 07:52 PM by dunk

Odd problem.I have a head board made of solid Oak. Looks like clear lacquer f...

13 02-23-2014 01:13 AM
View Charlie75's profile

General finishes water based Dye Stain

02-21-2014 12:12 AM by Charlie75

I am in the process of finishing a valentine band saw jewelry box. I applied ...

9 02-21-2014 08:08 PM
View Chris_Smith's profile

finishing maple countertop that includes a sink and dishwasher

04-09-2012 12:03 PM by Chris_Smith

Hello,I have recently bought a maple countertop from lumber liquidators. It i...

8 02-21-2014 05:05 PM
View Eddie's profile

Advice before painting changing table? light distressing/antiquing

06-11-2013 05:25 PM by Eddie

Hi guys, I am nearly done with the changing table/dresser I am building fo...

9 02-21-2014 12:39 AM
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Quick Questions About Using Blue Painters Tape To Avoid Glue On Surfaces To Be Stained

02-20-2014 05:07 PM by Targa

I have been working on my first woodworking project and have two quick questi...

3 02-20-2014 09:12 PM
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Secret to blending toner?

02-17-2014 08:35 PM by daviddoria

I am refinishing a table top. I stripped it entirely, sanded down to bare woo...

10 02-20-2014 01:14 PM
View jcox's profile

Using an ROS on veneer plywood before finishing waterlox?

02-19-2014 04:29 AM by jcox

I have some walnut veneer plywood that I am making into a bed. I recently (i...

4 02-20-2014 02:47 AM
View LiveEdge's profile

More coats poly = more scratch resistance?

02-09-2014 10:58 PM by LiveEdge

I’m nearing the finished stage for an alder table I’m building. ...

29 02-20-2014 01:09 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

On pine: We've got the red and blue. How to do the white?

02-19-2014 10:52 PM by Lee Barker

Client wants POP displays in those three colors. The pine is radiata. The R...

3 02-19-2014 11:01 PM
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Paint or Shelf Pin holes first???

02-19-2014 12:08 AM by ant17r

Hi everyone, I’m building my first bookcase. The bookcase will be pa...

1 02-19-2014 12:11 AM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Putting Poly over BLO

02-17-2014 11:24 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, This will be a quick one. I am currently doing a table out of wa...

13 02-18-2014 09:48 PM
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Recommended clear finish over latex paint?

01-12-2014 08:27 PM by Matt in Franklin

All, I have a bench with cubbies that was painted with a (off) white satin la...

7 02-16-2014 09:41 PM
View richgreer's profile

What finish?

02-15-2014 04:34 PM by richgreer

I’m making a small rocking chair. My wife will be painting some decor...

3 02-15-2014 06:03 PM
View drpdrp's profile

multi sided object clearcoat issue

02-07-2014 02:46 PM by drpdrp

Okay I am sure this is another of the painfully obvious things that I just...

9 02-15-2014 02:20 PM
View jonsprague0000's profile

Grain fill before or after glue-up

02-14-2014 07:46 PM by jonsprague0000

Should you fill open grain woods before glue-up or after? Also do you typica...

11 02-15-2014 03:23 AM
View Cruiszr's profile

Delta Downdraft Table , Good or Bad?

02-13-2014 01:54 AM by Cruiszr

I have had a Delta downdraft table that I got at Lowes 3 or 4 years ago on cl...

5 02-14-2014 09:29 PM
View agroupergirl's profile

A dumpster dive find - director's chairs

02-08-2014 05:14 PM by agroupergirl

First, I would have to say I am not a woodworking professional but need advic...

4 02-12-2014 02:16 PM
View airfieldman's profile

Best finish for multiple types of wood in one project

02-10-2014 06:59 PM by airfieldman

Hi all. I’m building a game board for an ancient Viking game called Hne...

1 02-10-2014 08:39 PM
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Festool Surfix Finishing System

02-04-2014 03:29 PM by tturner

This is kind of a review and a quest for a little feedback too… I ha...

4 02-10-2014 07:20 PM

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