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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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Stain is too contrasty

515 days ago by garberfc

My daughter is staining a piece of maple with a very light, almost natural co...

3 514 days ago
View Matt Przybylski's profile

Spray Finishing Woes

514 days ago by Matt Przybylski

So, I have an Earlex 5500 and I’m spraying General Finished water based...

4 514 days ago
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applying felt

516 days ago by jeffswildwood

Hi all, I just finished another box and the future owner wanted space for 10 ...

12 514 days ago
View Krudwig's profile

Help with wood filler.

585 days ago by Krudwig

I have always struggled to get a wood filler that staines well. I also have t...

31 515 days ago
View abie's profile

ever wonder who owns what Paint Company ?

516 days ago by abie

FYI About RPM RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries...

3 516 days ago
View rf58's profile

Bleacher Board refinishing

521 days ago by rf58

is shellac the best finish for bleacher boards = laminated edge grain doug fi...

1 516 days ago
View LeChuck's profile

Oil and wax mixture

517 days ago by LeChuck

Hi folks, So, I made a cutting board and used Howard’s Butcher Block...

5 516 days ago
View Airspeed's profile

Finish disasters

519 days ago by Airspeed

I’m sitting in the corner of my shop waiting for the lacquer to harden ...

10 517 days ago
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Storing Water-Based Finish

518 days ago by SuperCubber

Hi all, I’m hopeful that one or possibly more can shed some light on...

13 517 days ago
View savan's profile

fingernail scratches after wax

518 days ago by savan

After sanding to 400 and with 3 coats of poly (first 2 brushed and last rattl...

2 518 days ago
View 1yeldud1's profile

LPS 1 - Will it work in a wood shop ?

519 days ago by 1yeldud1

The factory I work at uses “LPS1” spray lube and I have an opport...

5 518 days ago
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staining outdoor ceiling

518 days ago by scvwooding

looking to stain my outdoor patio ceiling which is 1×6 pine tongue and g...

1 518 days ago
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Live Edge

518 days ago by UncleStumpy

I just turned a Maple bowl with a live edge for my wifey. She didn’t w...

1 518 days ago
View bbasiaga's profile

Oddball idea - thompsons water seal on table?

519 days ago by bbasiaga

Has anyone put something like thompsons water seal on an indoor table to help...

1 519 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

My new toy

520 days ago by RussellAP

I turn a lot of bowls and drying them has been a problem. So I built this in ...

16 519 days ago
View RPV's profile

Oak Grain has White Streaks Using Waterbased Poly

519 days ago by RPV

Looking for some assistance with a problem I have with finishing some trim...

0 519 days ago
View Illinoiswoodworker's profile

What else do I need to spray laquer?

520 days ago by Illinoiswoodworker

Hello, As I am getting my wood shop going and get one thing figured out, a...

7 519 days ago
View mnik's profile

Need Advice on Inexpensive Spray Finishing Solutions: What System to Buy?

520 days ago by mnik

Newbie spray finishing question: What’s the best inexpensive system to ...

15 519 days ago
View JALX's profile

Soap finish on aged white oak coffee table

520 days ago by JALX

I’m in the process of building a coffee table out of aged white oak. Th...

7 519 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Silicone (dang it)

519 days ago by Charlie

Had a new window installed and somewhere along the line they got a little bit...

1 519 days ago

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