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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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n00b looking for advice

43 days ago by toddbg

Hi guys – I’m working on a few pieces for the garage (workbench a...

1 43 days ago
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Roybi WDS 1600

141 days ago by dickjo

I have a Roybi WDS1600 that I bought about 10 years ago and never used until ...

10 43 days ago
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Earlex 5500 tip/nozzle sizes?

47 days ago by HobbyFinisher

I have an Earlex 5500 with two tips/nozzles: 2.0 mm and 2.5 mm, and I am new ...

21 44 days ago
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Sanding Dimensional Lumber

45 days ago by Matt in Franklin

I am building a coffee table out of dimensional lumber (spruce/pine/fir). My ...

4 45 days ago
View drpdrp's profile

000 vs 0000

47 days ago by drpdrp

Uh- not knowing there was a difference I bought 0000 and I can see scratches ...

12 45 days ago
View Lazy_K's profile

at home small spray booths

46 days ago by Lazy_K

Hi, Ok, sifting through old responses is not finding me what I want. I know h...

3 45 days ago
View Nollie's profile

Smoother sliding drawers

46 days ago by Nollie

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

3 45 days ago
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Earlex 5500 and waterborne lacquers

49 days ago by randyCdn

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

17 46 days ago
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Sanding to what grit for painted project

47 days ago by paxorion

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

13 46 days ago
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Is my paint doomed?

56 days ago by Mdciolli

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

7 46 days ago
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Beetle Kill Blue Pine

59 days ago by OldWrangler

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

15 47 days ago
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Aerosol vs HVLP varnish

47 days ago by drpdrp


7 47 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Painting poplar

48 days ago by Purrmaster

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

14 47 days ago
View jtm's profile

Best way to finish cherry stair treads?

50 days ago by jtm

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

1 48 days ago
View Elizabeth's profile

Finish for plywood beach toy?

57 days ago by Elizabeth

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

4 48 days ago
View LearningAsIGo's profile

Do finishes expire?

58 days ago by LearningAsIGo

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

6 49 days ago
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white spirit issue

49 days ago by ztifpatrick

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

2 49 days ago
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Dye Question

52 days ago by WadeHolloway

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

9 50 days ago
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Prefinish this toy box, then assemble? (With picture)

51 days ago by BinghamtonEd

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

4 51 days ago
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looking for advice

52 days ago by shopslave

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

8 52 days ago

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