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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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Smoother sliding drawers

03-09-2014 12:55 AM by Nollie

Hi,I made a Eight legged table and would like to have the drawers to slide sm...

3 03-09-2014 05:36 PM
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Earlex 5500 and waterborne lacquers

03-05-2014 08:38 PM by randyCdn

I have an earlex 5500 and I am trying to spray waterborne lacquers (both pigm...

17 03-09-2014 04:19 AM
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Sanding to what grit for painted project

03-07-2014 05:55 PM by paxorion

Rather than hijack another thread, I wanted to know what grit I should sand a...

13 03-08-2014 11:41 PM
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Is my paint doomed?

02-27-2014 03:04 AM by Mdciolli

First time poster – long time reader – novice craftsman. I was...

7 03-08-2014 02:02 PM
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Beetle Kill Blue Pine

02-23-2014 09:30 AM by OldWrangler

This may have been answered before but I can’t find it. I just got ...

15 03-08-2014 05:16 AM
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Aerosol vs HVLP varnish

03-07-2014 07:58 AM by drpdrp


7 03-08-2014 04:31 AM
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Painting poplar

03-06-2014 06:35 AM by Purrmaster

Hi guys. I’m going to be doing my first project that I paint. I’...

14 03-07-2014 05:35 PM
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Best way to finish cherry stair treads?

03-04-2014 06:54 AM by jtm

Hi all, I’m about to finish some cherry stair treads. Here’...

1 03-06-2014 08:35 PM
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Finish for plywood beach toy?

02-25-2014 07:32 PM by Elizabeth

I’m going to make some sand combs for some two year olds. Like these, ...

4 03-06-2014 05:33 PM
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Do finishes expire?

02-24-2014 08:38 PM by LearningAsIGo

I bought a quart of general finishes enduro var this past weekend from Woodcr...

6 03-05-2014 11:46 PM
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white spirit issue

03-05-2014 10:36 AM by ztifpatrick

I recently veneered a piece of MDF with mahogany veneer using yellow glue. It...

2 03-05-2014 08:46 PM
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Dye Question

03-02-2014 06:26 PM by WadeHolloway

I am in the process of making several boxes for my Granddaughters and all of ...

9 03-05-2014 02:18 AM
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Prefinish this toy box, then assemble? (With picture)

03-03-2014 12:19 PM by BinghamtonEd

Here is a toy box I’m working on. Construction is almost complete, jus...

4 03-03-2014 02:54 PM
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looking for advice

03-02-2014 09:44 PM by shopslave

Hello, im looking for any advice for the most appropriate finish to use on zi...

8 03-03-2014 05:55 AM
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Water-based poly. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong.

02-21-2014 09:34 PM by Ocelot

This has been my first try at water-based finishes and I’m not too happ...

28 03-03-2014 03:46 AM
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Steps for finishing oak end table

02-08-2014 05:14 PM by ravensrock

Hi everyone, I’m a long time lurker, fairly recent member and first ...

13 03-03-2014 12:18 AM
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White film in finish

03-02-2014 10:05 PM by AWood

I have two laquer finished bar stools. I have a white film on the finish whic...

1 03-02-2014 10:10 PM
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Question About Using Colored Wax Based Products For Filling In Gaps In Miter Cuts

02-25-2014 05:14 PM by Targa

I have a few very minor gaps in some miter cuts on trim on a project I’...

5 03-02-2014 04:42 PM
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Bulls Eye Sealcoat

02-09-2014 11:27 PM by gamygeezer

My local HD and my local Lowes have both stopped carrying Bulls Eye Sealcoat....

16 03-02-2014 03:59 PM
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Looking for general finish info

02-25-2014 01:50 AM by Gixxerjoe04

I’m wondering if there are any blog posts, or websites with a bunch of ...

5 03-02-2014 02:01 PM

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