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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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Need Some help on putting finishing touches on chess board

10-07-2015 09:59 PM by kingswoodworking

I have built a chess board with the top hinged to open up into the bottom are...

2 10-08-2015 01:30 AM
View Rob 's profile

Can I use acrylic over polyurethane?

10-07-2015 05:10 PM by Rob

Hey Jocks! Quick question for you. I’m finishing two crokinole boards d...

2 10-07-2015 07:06 PM
View Polly333's profile

Kitchen table

10-07-2015 05:33 PM by Polly333

Just looking for some help as this is the first piece I’ve refinished. ...

0 10-07-2015 05:33 PM
View Googlebutt's profile

Applying Arm-R-Seal to large desk top

10-05-2015 03:05 PM by Googlebutt

Hello all, I’m about to take on my first real finishing, a 30×7...

20 10-06-2015 02:14 AM
View BJODay's profile

I know nothing about finishes

10-01-2015 11:49 PM by BJODay

Could someone give me a quick rundown on different types of finishes? I us...

11 10-05-2015 01:12 AM
View dakremer's profile

Viscosity cup - Thinning latex paint

10-04-2015 11:43 PM by dakremer

So am I missing something?.... So I finally bought a viscosity cup to help...

2 10-04-2015 11:49 PM
View Northuplander's profile

Stain still tacky one week later

09-28-2015 07:27 PM by Northuplander

OK, I confess, I likely didn’t sand down my cabinets as well as I shoul...

16 10-02-2015 04:02 PM
View Taylor14's profile

Wood rings, 10,000 finishes, and headaches

10-02-2015 08:58 AM by Taylor14

Hey guys, I’ve recently picked up wood work and I’m pretty green ...

3 10-02-2015 03:40 PM
View BalsaWood's profile

Satin to matte finish

09-14-2015 10:58 PM by BalsaWood

I just finished a bookshelf with a few coats of satin Arm R Seal. I’d ...

4 09-30-2015 04:31 PM
View ric53's profile

How much can I thin a water based poly?

09-28-2015 02:51 PM by ric53

Can anybody tell me how much to thin a water based poly to make it a wiping p...

21 09-29-2015 10:28 PM
View Shubha's profile

How do you take apart a table to refurbish it??

09-27-2015 09:49 PM by Shubha

I bought a very cheap table to try to refurbish it. One of the legs is very ...

6 09-29-2015 12:00 PM
View nikiblair's profile

First time posting, finishing issue

09-18-2015 04:52 PM by nikiblair

Hey! I just signed up for this site hoping for some advice. Sorry in advance ...

8 09-28-2015 11:08 PM
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Stairtread remodel

09-28-2015 07:27 PM by niftyapple

So I am seeking advice as a starting wood worker. I am in the middle of makin...

5 09-28-2015 10:56 PM
View Freerangedesigns's profile

Water based finish

09-24-2015 11:32 PM by Freerangedesigns

Hello This is my first post so go easy on me. I make beds and other furnit...

6 09-28-2015 08:12 PM
View marc_rosen's profile

how much sanding is necessary for a shellac sealcoat?

09-27-2015 02:25 PM by marc_rosen

Hello All,This is the first time I am using shellac; it will be as an underco...

8 09-28-2015 11:11 AM
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08-16-2013 01:42 PM by SKlaus

Hey everyone! I know this is a strange topic being that General finishes is ...

18 09-26-2015 09:08 PM
View fatfarmer's profile

cedar oil and poly finish

09-23-2015 03:24 AM by fatfarmer

I made an oak chest & lined it with cedar. After finishing the underside ...

3 09-26-2015 03:18 PM
View Tony1212's profile

Finishing Shop Cabinets

09-25-2015 02:49 PM by Tony1212

I built some shop cabinets out of BCX ply last weekend. I was going to throw ...

2 09-25-2015 11:23 PM
View Bonvivant1's profile

Shellac Over Gel Stain?

09-25-2015 07:03 PM by Bonvivant1

Hello! I just discovered this site and it is AWESOME! I will definitely be...

4 09-25-2015 10:15 PM
View Michigander's profile

Wipe on stain problem Need help

09-13-2015 02:23 PM by Michigander

I am building a baby bed for my first Grandson. It is made from cherry which ...

4 09-25-2015 07:22 PM

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