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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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Denatured Alcohol - Shellac

11-06-2015 06:55 PM by monster1971

I want to apply Shellac (only) as my finish. I seem to remember reading somew...

11 11-07-2015 02:48 AM
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Question About Finishing Reclaimed Wood

11-06-2015 09:02 PM by wmgworks

I have some reclaimed wood that has that distressed look I’d like to ma...

6 11-06-2015 11:05 PM
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Best finish after stain

11-05-2015 02:14 AM by connerjenk

I’ve been a woodworking enthusiast for about 3 years now (I’m 24)...

14 11-06-2015 08:21 PM
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Topcoat for polycrylic

11-02-2015 07:34 PM by bhacksaw

Last weekend (Oct. 25), I sprayed 3 coats of polycrylic with sanding in betwe...

11 11-06-2015 06:26 PM
View Sapper's profile

First time finishing a tabletop

11-04-2015 04:41 AM by Sapper

So i’ve put together a 28”x36” luncheonette table for my Au...

8 11-06-2015 04:17 PM
View Scott's profile

HF HVLP & Oil Based Poly Help

11-05-2015 05:29 PM by Scott

So I’m about ready to finish building my first piece of furniture. I b...

9 11-06-2015 03:27 PM
View Sapper's profile

Adding to Danish Oil

11-05-2015 02:25 PM by Sapper

I’m using Dark Walnut Danish oil for a table top(mahogany and tiger map...

2 11-05-2015 06:34 PM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Does polyurethane get a bad rap?

10-23-2015 02:16 PM by CharlieM1958

I was reading a comment on another thread this morning, one we’ve all s...

35 11-05-2015 03:23 PM
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Pigmented lacquer finishing help

11-03-2015 08:21 PM by PhillipRCW

I am looking at adding some extremely glossy bits of color to some projects c...

4 11-04-2015 04:17 PM
View Jimothy's profile

Skin safe finish for ear jewelry?

11-01-2015 10:51 PM by Jimothy

Are there skin-safe finishes any of you could recommend for ear jewelry?

5 11-03-2015 02:08 PM
View Himzzo's profile

Spotting on Walnut after using Maloof style finish

10-31-2015 07:29 PM by Himzzo

Hello all, Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I’ve come up ...

11 11-02-2015 12:30 AM
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What is best to seal my Ash woodworking bench I'm making?

08-30-2015 03:05 PM by loiblb

I have laminated Ash for my bench top for my woodworking bench. Ash was what ...

19 11-01-2015 12:47 PM
View Chainjack's profile

Black dots on cherry finish

08-05-2014 03:02 PM by Chainjack

My mother has a neat table from the 1950s that needs to be refinished. The or...

13 10-31-2015 06:06 AM
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Using Tamarack for Interior Trim-How Did You Finish It?

10-31-2015 01:10 AM by gerrym526

I’ll be building a new house next year and using Tamarack (Western Larc...

0 10-31-2015 01:10 AM
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possible disaster!!

10-26-2015 09:48 PM by ErnestoP

So, I decided to work with General finishes dye stains for the first time. I ...

16 10-30-2015 06:18 PM
View bbandu's profile

What finish do you reccomend for this table.

10-28-2015 05:16 PM by bbandu

Ok so I have built a coffee table for the wife and I intend to leave the tabl...

12 10-28-2015 07:03 PM
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Zinsser Shellac Stain Block Primer-Odor/Dry Time/Application???Help

10-26-2015 08:21 PM by HandyFrank

I’m repainting my old oak dark stained kitchen cabinets. After 1 coat o...

11 10-28-2015 10:36 AM
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Hand Brushing Lacquer Disaster

10-16-2015 12:57 AM by marysavings

Hi! I am a stay-at-home mom, completely inexperienced with finishing, but fi...

9 10-28-2015 05:02 AM
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Lacquer Coating Problems

10-27-2015 02:30 PM by Richard Anthony Charpentier

I keep finding these marks on my final coat of spraying Lacquer. I’m us...

2 10-27-2015 04:17 PM
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Care instructions for new dining room table

10-26-2015 09:10 PM by Randy_ATX

Possibly a silly question, but I searched and couldn’t find an answer. ...

10 10-27-2015 12:03 AM

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