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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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The dreaded dark stain.

502 days ago by mporter

Ok, I have made several pieces of furniture for people in the 23-36 age categ...

3 500 days ago
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Topcoat Darkened Maple (No Stain Used)

503 days ago by rufus2

About 3 months ago I topcoated some soft maple with General Finishes High Per...

10 501 days ago
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removing mold from furniture

756 days ago by 64cuda

Hi everyone just had a water leak and i have some mold on my dining room tabl...

8 501 days ago
View ThriceGreatest333's profile

FL Cypress Table Top for Father....need HELP!!

502 days ago by ThriceGreatest333

Looking for this effect. My father had a beloved cypress tree on our prop...

9 501 days ago
View Leisel's profile

Ipe Porch

964 days ago by Leisel

I have an Ipe porch that is in desperate need of sealing/refinishing … ...

3 502 days ago
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Shellac primer is gumming my sandpaper, how to proceed?

502 days ago by Scorpius

Hello all! I have speakers cabinets made of chipboard and goal is to get b...

8 502 days ago
View Dave Carlisle's profile

Epoxy question

560 days ago by Dave Carlisle

I have made and sold quite a few Adirondack chairs this past year. I recentl...

12 502 days ago
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Need thoughts and opinions, (Wooden Drinking Coasters) finish or not to finish.

502 days ago by Blackie_

Being new to making wooden coasters, I had the train of thought to protect th...

11 502 days ago
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Spraying epoxy paint

515 days ago by enurdat1

It’s not wood finishing, but it is finishing. I’m thinking about ...

3 502 days ago
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Food safe epoxy? Need opinions.

536 days ago by Tom Coster

Opinions needed, please let me know what you think: Mas, System Three, Int...

4 502 days ago
View Millo's profile

Is Waterlox wipe- or brush-on or wipe-on/wipe-off?

507 days ago by Millo

How do you apply Waterlox, brushing, wiping and leaving it, wipe-on/wipe-off?...

25 503 days ago
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Mahogany and ash coffee table

509 days ago by VinnyEIRE

Hi there! I’m Vinny and I’m making a coffee table out of mahogany...

9 503 days ago
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Mineral Spirits and Poly Problem

740 days ago by BinghamtonEd

So I went do to HD the other day, grabbed some Kleen Strip Oderless Mineral S...

28 503 days ago
View BrandonR's profile

Top Coat over BlO

504 days ago by BrandonR

Hi All! Thanks for taking a look in advance. Lately my favorite one two...

4 503 days ago
View BBrown626's profile

Small spray gun recommendations?

503 days ago by BBrown626

I have a very nice gravity fed HVLP gun for spraying finishes, but most of my...

1 503 days ago
View Eddie's profile

Mineral Oil or Poly finish for this nursery light box

504 days ago by Eddie

Hi guys.I am pretty new to this whole thing and this is one of my first proje...

12 503 days ago
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Filling Grain on In Progress Lacquer finish?

504 days ago by hubo

I am in the process of finishing off an African Mahogany box. I was planning...

0 504 days ago
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Rubbing out a finish to high gloss

509 days ago by Purrmaster

I’ve been trying for a year now achieve a mirror like, high gloss shine...

33 504 days ago
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Finishing a solid walnut wall

506 days ago by dontknow

Finishing a solid walnut walli have just finished putting up a walnut planked...

10 505 days ago
View Matt Przybylski's profile

General Finishes Enduro Var water based urethane questions

506 days ago by Matt Przybylski

Hey everyone, I’m in the planning stages for shop cabinetry/rolling cab...

14 505 days ago

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