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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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View bobasaurus's profile

Interesting find: compressed gas dusters work well as bloxygen replacement

09-25-2013 09:53 PM by bobasaurus

I’ve been using bloxygen to preserve my finishes for some time, especia...

5 11-01-2013 02:21 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

I am having tons of trouble re-finishing a table top.

11-01-2013 01:05 AM by Kv0nT

I have a great QSWO arts and craft table that I am refinishing. It is not go...

3 11-01-2013 01:34 AM
View alfied's profile

looking for a home

07-19-2013 08:45 AM by alfied

I am living in a apartment and looking for a new home to live where I can acc...

11 10-31-2013 02:09 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

finish on back of hvlp needle (Earlex) - Problem?

10-29-2013 12:53 PM by JesseTutt

Yesterday I sprayed two coats of Minwax PolyCrylic water based poly. Between...

8 10-30-2013 07:52 PM
View mixj444's profile

Clear/natural/white finish for white oak

10-14-2013 10:26 AM by mixj444

I have recently begun a project to build a white oak desk, and I want to keep...

5 10-30-2013 04:18 PM
View JReed3's profile

Coaster Finishes

10-22-2013 01:23 PM by JReed3

I’m thinking about making some coasters. What is the best finish to pu...

5 10-30-2013 03:02 AM
View steve's profile

Had great results with Goddards Wax

01-30-2013 11:59 PM by steve

I used this wax for the first time on a Bed project and was blown away with t...

14 10-29-2013 06:59 PM
View KomputerMan's profile

Old Growth Redwood

10-19-2013 05:01 PM by KomputerMan

I have started to make things out of this remarkable slab of old growth redwo...

5 10-29-2013 06:36 PM
View kocgolf's profile

Refinishing a nicked up pine table top

10-23-2013 12:34 AM by kocgolf

My wife picked up this table on CL, and I do like it, but she wants to have i...

10 10-29-2013 09:15 AM
View JesseTutt's profile

Does shellac pound cut change color of finish?

10-28-2013 07:30 PM by JesseTutt

Shellac is not a finish I normally use. I was wondering if the “pound&...

4 10-29-2013 08:30 AM
View phlyers's profile

Bare poplar

10-28-2013 12:58 PM by phlyers

Looking for some opinions on what type of primer/paint for bare poplar. I...

11 10-29-2013 02:33 AM
View scrapbmxrider16's profile

Help with finishing a wall mounted bottle opener

10-28-2013 11:57 AM by scrapbmxrider16

Hello, I am looking for help on finishing a wall mounted bottle opener. I ...

8 10-29-2013 12:49 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

What can be put over linseed oil?

10-22-2013 10:11 AM by Purrmaster

I may be throwing a table out of maple together. I used boiled linseed oil o...

10 10-28-2013 05:14 PM
View Wstein's profile

Wood filler for birch/bloodwood

10-27-2013 12:50 PM by Wstein

I am making a chess board out of flame birch and bloodwood, and I am followin...

7 10-28-2013 01:16 PM
View FaTToaD's profile

Suggestions on a Maple Sign with Acrylic Paint Letters?

10-27-2013 04:03 PM by FaTToaD

A coworker asked me to make a Winnie the Pooh sign for her daughter’s b...

3 10-27-2013 04:42 PM
View NorCalQ's profile

Can I Spray Tinted Sealer?

10-23-2013 10:06 PM by NorCalQ

I have TransTint in my dewaxed Seal Coat, sanding sealer and would like to kn...

3 10-24-2013 12:36 AM
View pintodeluxe's profile

Darken a Lacquered Finish?

01-03-2012 07:38 AM by pintodeluxe

I want to add a little color to my kitchen cabinets without refinishing them....

4 10-23-2013 09:39 PM
View HillbillyShooter's profile

What Nail Gun Oil Won't Interfer With Finish

10-16-2013 04:25 PM by HillbillyShooter

Does anyone know of a nail gun oil that won’t cause polyurethane to lea...

21 10-23-2013 04:16 PM
View Charlie's profile

Help with Trans Tint Dye

10-02-2013 12:32 AM by Charlie

This will be my first time using TransTint dye and I need all the help I ...

14 10-22-2013 09:38 AM
View kingme's profile

Best filler for a simple wax finish

10-14-2013 10:29 AM by kingme

Hello Lumber Masters, I am building some simple boxes out of poplar. On th...

4 10-21-2013 10:25 PM

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