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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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Silicone (dang it)

492 days ago by Charlie

Had a new window installed and somewhere along the line they got a little bit...

1 492 days ago
View buff1's profile

cloudy/milky finish

493 days ago by buff1

why does my finish sometimes dry with a cloudy milky color? i use 2 coats of ...

8 492 days ago
View Airspeed's profile

I really dislike staining pine. I also need to get rid of a blue mold stain

494 days ago by Airspeed

I have a fairly endless supply of free 1X12X48” pine and will be using ...

14 493 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

GF Seal a cell

493 days ago by RussellAP

I used this for the first time on a birch bowl I turned. I put it on wet and ...

1 493 days ago
View Ben's profile

Do I need to Shellac before Waterlox (on Cherry)?

494 days ago by Ben

About to use Waterlox for the first time on my Cherry cabinets. Will start wi...

13 494 days ago
View harriw's profile

Washing to pre-raise grain?

494 days ago by harriw

Hi folks, When I made my first end-grain cutting boards as gifts a few mon...

4 494 days ago
View hesperus's profile

Willow weep for me.

499 days ago by hesperus

I made a few picture frames from some old, ( I believe fir) boards. I’...

1 494 days ago
View JoshuaJCox's profile

DHEC Laws on Finishes for Charcuterie Boards.

495 days ago by JoshuaJCox

Hello Jocks, I’m currently working on some wooden serving trays for ...

3 494 days ago
View pete57's profile

Using Turquoise: Questions

495 days ago by pete57

Hi everyone,

2 495 days ago
View Mainiac Matt 's profile

worste smelling finishing product??

497 days ago by Mainiac Matt

My vote is for Cuprinol…. We had to preservative treat some crates i...

8 495 days ago
View ubermick's profile

Helmsman Spar Urethane.... When does the STANK go away?!

503 days ago by ubermick

Jebus. So I finished my first “ambitious” project, an astronomy e...

13 495 days ago
View Alundrell's profile

Food safe finish

496 days ago by Alundrell

I’m fairly new to wood turning, I’ve been turning goblets and hav...

22 495 days ago
View yellabret's profile

wedding guest bench finishing ideas

499 days ago by yellabret

i make slab/live edge furniture, mainly for myself and family and am starting...

3 496 days ago
View dhearsch's profile

Need advice to finish reclaimed oak countertop with sink

497 days ago by dhearsch

New member here – wanted to thank everyone as this site has been a grea...

2 496 days ago
View Sirgreggins's profile

Adding BLO to Arm-R-Seal to warm up the wood (after 1st coat?)

498 days ago by Sirgreggins

I just finished building my version of the woodwhisperer weekend wall shelf o...

17 496 days ago
View MidwestKid's profile

Anyone familiar with blending stains or know which one is used for the "Twilight" shade

497 days ago by MidwestKid

My kitchen cabinets are called twilight made by Quality Cabinets. Also, is th...

2 497 days ago
View hagem's profile

ashes as stain

499 days ago by hagem

Hello, My husband and I are planning on putting down a new wood floor, we ...

1 498 days ago
View BLarge's profile

Quarter Sawn Oak Table Advice

501 days ago by BLarge

So, my original plan was to build this table in QS Oak for the base, 1Inch Wa...

8 499 days ago
View keathb's profile

I need help with ingredients for a finish

500 days ago by keathb

Hey guys, I used to work with a guy who taught me to build furniture but I un...

4 500 days ago
View steve's profile

Right out of the can, man! Gen. Fin. Enduro Water-based Lacquer get's my approval.

500 days ago by steve

Right out of the can, man.I use General Finishes Enduro water-based Lacquer –...

1 500 days ago

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