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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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Cleaning cherry kitchen cabinets

09-17-2014 12:58 AM by Carya

Hello, A friend of mine has asked me for help cleaning beautiful custom ch...

10 09-19-2014 12:06 AM
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can you put an epoxy finish over a Danish oil and lacquer finish???

09-12-2014 06:26 PM by kody

so I am making a black walnut end table with some really nice inlays and I ha...

3 09-16-2014 08:06 PM
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Finishing or painting both sides of a shelf

09-14-2014 11:02 PM by SequoiaUA

I’m having trouble getting a precise finish on anything double sided, l...

5 09-15-2014 06:10 PM
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Filler/finish compatibility and advice

09-14-2014 10:30 PM by Blackcatbone

New here and already asking questions. I’ve landed in the forum a number of ...

4 09-15-2014 04:59 PM
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06-08-2014 04:55 PM by a1Jim

Recently I came across a post about a child sanding a piece of furniture ,my ...

30 09-15-2014 03:06 PM
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05-13-2013 10:44 PM by SKlaus

Hi everyone! Im trying to understand some products on the market now. I hav...

7 09-15-2014 05:21 AM
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Stickley rocking chair....Question about ray fleck lifting

09-03-2014 03:04 AM by mrlandon

Hello EverybodySo I have spent the better part of a year slowly working on a ...

6 09-14-2014 05:44 PM
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Removing black rust stains from nails and staples on hardwood floor.

06-22-2014 11:18 PM by Canofworms

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

5 09-13-2014 01:57 PM
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how hot is too hot for blo drying?

09-12-2014 03:08 PM by futzy

Hello all, This is my first post on LJ. I’m am currently finishing a...

8 09-12-2014 08:23 PM
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how to finish drawer slides and dividers

09-12-2014 12:42 PM by mpinjp

Hello all, It’s been a while since I posted – I’ve spent...

2 09-12-2014 01:25 PM
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Water based stain over Gel

09-11-2014 12:46 AM by DavidI

Curiosity question. I was looking for a darker brown stain with a hint of re...

2 09-11-2014 10:49 PM
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Ran into a problem rubbing stain out

09-08-2014 11:08 PM by ChefHDAN

Just finished getting the first coat of stain onto a project and got a funny ...

8 09-11-2014 01:21 PM
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Water-cleanup Primers for HVLP Spraying

09-10-2014 06:40 PM by paxorion

My first foray into spraying finish (I have the HF HVLP) was with Zinsser BIN...

3 09-10-2014 07:11 PM
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What do you use to hold finish while finishing?

09-09-2014 02:24 PM by CharlesA

IN order to keep my Arm-R-Seal pristine, I am working on always dispensing so...

19 09-10-2014 03:18 PM
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Finish on Cedar Benches turned white?!

09-10-2014 02:13 AM by medsker

Ok, so I was putting the third and final coat on some cedar log benches I had...

3 09-10-2014 01:23 PM
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No more paint

09-08-2014 05:50 PM by newwoodbutcher

I live in Southern California, North San Diego County inland. The sun here i...

3 09-10-2014 01:20 PM
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Need some help with a craftsman-style wainscoting project

02-01-2014 03:16 PM by PSUlion01

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum…wasn’t sure where to put it. ...

3 09-10-2014 11:05 AM
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BLO and Shellac finish

05-27-2013 05:36 PM by Straightbowed

Im finishing a cherry coffee table it is old dark cherry lumber that I found ...

20 09-08-2014 08:20 PM
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Oil Poly Problem

09-02-2014 05:03 PM by rbk28

Hi Everyone,I have some background with brush finishing, but new to spraying....

11 09-08-2014 04:34 PM
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Thinning toluene/spirits based varnish

09-07-2014 04:55 PM by Murdnunoc

Hi folks,Been hacking at wood projects for a while, but just getting into a f...

10 09-08-2014 02:22 AM

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