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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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wipe on water vs oil poly (difficulty / streaking)

11-17-2013 07:12 PM by Mark Shultz

I’ve been fretting about finishing one of my first pieces and have read...

3 11-18-2013 01:53 AM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Aqua Coat Grain Filler

09-29-2011 04:08 PM by CharlesNeil

this is more a review than anything, I got the filler and gave it a good go,...

18 11-17-2013 03:41 PM
View ashahidan's profile

Spraying polyurethane varnish

11-17-2013 07:26 AM by ashahidan

Dear friends, i am going to spray a table with clear polyurethane varnish...

1 11-17-2013 01:19 PM
View Tim & Candy Hicks's profile

Wafer board

11-02-2013 12:00 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks

We live in a modular home and we have wafer board under the carpet, the carpe...

3 11-17-2013 05:10 AM
View Cato's profile

water based poly over shellac?

05-06-2012 12:57 PM by Cato

I use shellac a lot in my projects and was considering Arm a Seal water based...

10 11-17-2013 03:25 AM
View Mark Shultz's profile

non-darkening finish technique for walnut bench

11-15-2013 02:37 AM by Mark Shultz

I’m putting a walnut bench atop our shoe storage in our new mudroom are...

7 11-16-2013 01:35 AM
View RandyTsuch's profile

Graco 2900 for small jobs?

11-15-2013 08:40 PM by RandyTsuch

So here is another what spray gun/rig to buy thread. I have recently been ...

2 11-15-2013 10:06 PM
View Blackie_'s profile (online now)

I once again turn to you all mighty LJ's for an answer to my finishing question. Stencil and Stain.

11-14-2013 05:23 PM by Blackie_

I just saw a video (wine bottle balancer) where stencil was taped down over ...

7 11-15-2013 08:16 PM
View katilicous's profile

Alternative Stripper ... Glade Scented Oil Plug In, Anyone know this chemical?

11-05-2013 05:22 PM by katilicous

Through my own experience (front door tray) and now a customer of mine I have...

4 11-15-2013 07:31 PM
View mculik5's profile

Latex Paint and Earlex 5500

11-14-2013 02:28 PM by mculik5

I recently purchased an Earlex 5500 to paint a bunch of trim. I decided I am ...

21 11-15-2013 06:55 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Walnut Finish Restoration NOT Re-Finish

11-14-2013 04:25 PM by HorizontalMike

My favorite rifle, a 1947 Remington Model #121A FIELDMASTER with a Weaver 2.5...

24 11-15-2013 04:58 PM
View ckorkyrun89's profile

Painting finished wood and laminate

11-13-2013 08:14 PM by ckorkyrun89

I bought a very used old crappy desk that I would like to paint as an easy wa...

5 11-15-2013 02:44 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

Any suggestions on how to finish Butternut?

11-15-2013 04:26 AM by Kv0nT

I’m almost done with this butternut end table and I need some finis...

2 11-15-2013 08:17 AM
View Mark's profile

Spray gun

11-10-2013 04:52 PM by Mark

Morning all. I’m thinking of using a spray gun with my 4 gal compresso...

12 11-15-2013 06:04 AM
View Knothead62's profile

Removing poly or varnish

11-14-2013 11:04 AM by Knothead62

These are some oak school chairs and have either a poly finish or varnish. Th...

3 11-14-2013 05:19 PM
View Marshall's profile

Durability of Sam Maloof's Finish

11-01-2012 08:52 PM by Marshall

Hello, I’m building a blanket/toy chest out of black walnut for my s...

19 11-13-2013 07:59 PM
View WillGrayIV's profile

Making a clock, finish question

11-13-2013 05:42 PM by WillGrayIV

I’m making a simple clock composed of 9 octagons (1 octagon in the cent...

3 11-13-2013 07:56 PM
View Taopants's profile

Prepping driftwood

11-07-2013 06:11 PM by Taopants

I have pieces of planking that I want to use as the sides to a bookcase. I...

1 11-13-2013 12:31 AM
View Lennardo's profile

Deep 410mm (16") concealed floating shelf support

11-12-2013 03:52 PM by Lennardo

Hello I wonder if you can help. I have some 25mm h x 410mm d x 1250mm w sh...

4 11-12-2013 07:09 PM
View Don's profile

Deft Danish Oil tacky feel after 2nd coat

01-30-2013 01:56 PM by Don

A client ordered two Walnut isolation tables for his stereo amps (end grain c...

23 11-12-2013 03:23 PM

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