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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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Help with matching table fininsh

506 days ago by JoeMurphy

Hello, I figure someone here will be able to set me in the right direction. ...

8 506 days ago
View tooldad's profile

Suggestions for Removing Scratches from Harwood floor

1118 days ago by tooldad

Our dining area has great oak 2 1/4” hardwood floor. There is a light ...

7 506 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Finishing finials

506 days ago by RussellAP

After turning, I use 150g to 600g and then some EEE wax. Then I dip it in GF ...

11 506 days ago
View mmisko's profile

Help w/Melomine cabinet painting

511 days ago by mmisko

Hello-i am new to this site and also new to painting Kitchen cabinets. Iam go...

1 507 days ago
View woodnteeth's profile

finish mixture question

514 days ago by woodnteeth

I am working out my preferred finish technique with the landing nets I build ...

10 507 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Grain filler before or after staining

516 days ago by Purrmaster

This is both a question and meant to be informative. I’m using white o...

7 507 days ago
View Charlie's profile

water-based paint over oil-based stain question...

509 days ago by Charlie

While working on window trim, I screwed up an edge profile on some long piece...

4 509 days ago
View seabiscuit68's profile

Finishing Maple / Zebrawood

509 days ago by seabiscuit68

Hello, I am finishing up a table / cabinet. It maple plywood for the box (...

1 509 days ago
View pumperdude's profile

Finish for paneled walls

510 days ago by pumperdude

I put up some 1/4” underlayment on the walls of my shop for paneling.S...

1 509 days ago
View Prizen's profile

How to Finish Mopani (which is inlaid to oak)

509 days ago by Prizen

Hi Guys, I have inlaid a 3/8 ” wide strip of mopani wood into a 1...

1 509 days ago
View Zahnarzt's profile

How to Finish a Cherry and Maple Step Stool

510 days ago by Zahnarzt

I am in the process of making a step stool with vertical cherry and horizonta...

8 509 days ago
View Monte Pittman's profile

covering blemishes in epoxy top

509 days ago by Monte Pittman

I have a dull spot on an epoxy table top. Is there any finish I can put on it...

1 509 days ago
View ralbuck's profile

Sandpaper Sources

510 days ago by ralbuck

I need to find an economical source for good sandpaer. Just normal, standard ...

13 510 days ago
View 6t5Goat's profile

Scared of finishing..

511 days ago by 6t5Goat

So.. I’m a bit scared of finishing.. I’ve got three projects co...

14 510 days ago
View Blackie_'s profile

I need help with a finsh for Maple that won't amber it or change it's color.

511 days ago by Blackie_

Hi fellow LJ’s I am working on a nice white maple project and in order ...

21 510 days ago
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Parks pro finisher poly

510 days ago by coachmancuso

Has anyone used Parks Pro Finisher Polyurethane? If so what did you think?

0 510 days ago
View cdarney's profile

Making Big Leaf Maple Pop

585 days ago by cdarney

I have very nice piece of Big leaf maple that I’m working into a proje...

9 513 days ago
View Blackie_'s profile

Questions and help with Ebonizing Wood

514 days ago by Blackie_

I’ve googled and researched on how to ebonize wood and found that it...

12 513 days ago
View Scott C.'s profile

Finishing dresser with Arm-R-Seal

514 days ago by Scott C.

I’m making some night stands and dressers and need advice on the finish...

3 514 days ago
View Kevin's profile

Cherry Wood Finish

520 days ago by Kevin

I’ve been researching on how to work with cherry and control the blotch...

30 515 days ago

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