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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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At my wits end trying to get a nice poly tabletop

44 days ago by kocgolf

It’s not my first time around the block with Poly (oil) although I do h...

10 43 days ago
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How to dispose of paint thinner

44 days ago by fiddlebanshee

Simple question that I do not know the answer to. How do you do it? Bring it...

15 44 days ago
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Tips for finishing a redwood bench swing

68 days ago by Jeepin85CJ7

I just finished making a bench swing out of reclaimed red wood. I am planning...

2 48 days ago
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Couple of small burrs on poly finish

50 days ago by madrafter

Hey all,First post on here, I have lurked in the past but finally joined. I ...

8 49 days ago
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Pine Slat Bench Finishing

57 days ago by Hatefly

Hello all, So I have completed my most complex project – A slat benc...

11 50 days ago
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New table with water based conditioner, want to use oil

51 days ago by Tapefreak

Hi all, this is my first post to the forum and I’m excited to be part o...

6 50 days ago
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First time- would appreciate any advice

54 days ago by birgertime

I bought what looks to me like a very nice black walnut slab and am going to ...

18 50 days ago
View Dave's profile

Thinning paint for spraying - Dialing it in

98 days ago by Dave

I’m about to paint cabinets with Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Alky...

20 50 days ago
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Quantity of dye/solvant to use for 2 sides of a 6'x3' table

53 days ago by jimmyhopps

How much dye/solvant mix do folks generally mix up at a time for a piece abou...

3 52 days ago
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Would a light color stain work as a wood conditioner to control blotching?

53 days ago by knotscott

The title pretty much says it all. Has anyone ever tried a lighter color sta...

9 52 days ago
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bubbles in polyacrylic

54 days ago by Sawdust2012

I am applying multiple coats of polyacrylic to a maple bowl, not because I wa...

5 53 days ago
View Stockfoot's profile

Achieving modern walnut look

57 days ago by Stockfoot

Hi everyone, this is my first post on lumberjocks! I’m not sure if this...

17 54 days ago
View danoaz's profile

Dark splotches on Western Cedar

55 days ago by danoaz

Is anyone here familiar with the dark splotches on Western Cedar ? It almost...

1 54 days ago
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Need Finish Suggestions For Outdoor Picnic Table Made From Western Red Cedar

54 days ago by Targa

I’m finishing up building a picnic table and benches for outdoor use ma...

2 54 days ago
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Buffing with brown paper bag?

56 days ago by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I am about to put my last coat of minwax wipe on oil-based s...

13 54 days ago
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Old Canadian made Table Re - Re - Finish

62 days ago by steve

I have a Table Top in for a re-finish. The Table was originally a high glo...

3 55 days ago
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How to care for Water-based clear lacquer sealant

754 days ago by louisw

I purchased a table which is described as having “Water-based clear lac...

7 55 days ago
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58 days ago by kimosawboy

Hello all.I have two burl slabs that I’m working on. Cherry, and Cedar....

2 56 days ago
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Parawood Nightmare

58 days ago by lexxx07

Need to know all that is known about finishing parawood it is the blotchiest ...

7 56 days ago
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Removing black rust stains from nails and staples on hardwood floor.

66 days ago by Canofworms

OK. So I posted a bunch of questions and tried several things and decided to ...

2 56 days ago

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