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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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wedding guest bench finishing ideas

521 days ago by yellabret

i make slab/live edge furniture, mainly for myself and family and am starting...

3 518 days ago
View dhearsch's profile

Need advice to finish reclaimed oak countertop with sink

519 days ago by dhearsch

New member here – wanted to thank everyone as this site has been a grea...

2 518 days ago
View Sirgreggins's profile

Adding BLO to Arm-R-Seal to warm up the wood (after 1st coat?)

520 days ago by Sirgreggins

I just finished building my version of the woodwhisperer weekend wall shelf o...

17 518 days ago
View MidwestKid's profile

Anyone familiar with blending stains or know which one is used for the "Twilight" shade

519 days ago by MidwestKid

My kitchen cabinets are called twilight made by Quality Cabinets. Also, is th...

2 519 days ago
View hagem's profile

ashes as stain

520 days ago by hagem

Hello, My husband and I are planning on putting down a new wood floor, we ...

1 520 days ago
View BLarge's profile

Quarter Sawn Oak Table Advice

523 days ago by BLarge

So, my original plan was to build this table in QS Oak for the base, 1Inch Wa...

8 521 days ago
View keathb's profile

I need help with ingredients for a finish

522 days ago by keathb

Hey guys, I used to work with a guy who taught me to build furniture but I un...

4 522 days ago
View steve's profile

Right out of the can, man! Gen. Fin. Enduro Water-based Lacquer get's my approval.

522 days ago by steve

Right out of the can, man.I use General Finishes Enduro water-based Lacquer –...

1 522 days ago
View pashley's profile

Bush Oil finishing system.

608 days ago by pashley

Can you share your experience with Bush Oil products? I saw a brief demo a...

7 522 days ago
View BLarge's profile

Fuji HVLP Turbine Systems

646 days ago by BLarge

Anybody have experience with these machines?? The reviews at a variety of so...

20 522 days ago
View Mrkixx's profile

Best finish

523 days ago by Mrkixx

Hi Guys & Gals, I do have a very good question, what is the best way to F...

4 523 days ago
View Thalweg's profile

Toned Lacquer

524 days ago by Thalweg

I’m refinishing the cabinets in an old Airstream camper. The woodwork i...

1 524 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

2 Questions for Experienced Dye Users

525 days ago by Lee Barker

The project: Embellishing a dilapidated oak library chair, specifically the ...

4 524 days ago
View Odiferous's profile

Remedial Finishing

525 days ago by Odiferous

I see articles and videos galore about choosing finishes and techniques for a...

2 525 days ago
View wrightly's profile

overarm pin router finish?

526 days ago by wrightly

i’ve almost completed and overarm pin router jig. i couldn’t ...

0 526 days ago
View scottishbob's profile

spray finish indoors (paint)

549 days ago by scottishbob

Hi can anyone help me , I have recently fitted some MDF TV units, window seat...

21 526 days ago
View Jim Finn's profile

Drying board

528 days ago by Jim Finn

I am looking for a source for what is called a “Drying Board” It ...

13 527 days ago
View LearningAsIGo's profile

Latex enamel vs oil and is poly needed?

529 days ago by LearningAsIGo

When you are ready to enter the finishing stages of a project what are the pr...

17 527 days ago
View bygrace's profile

Stain or Dye, what's your preference?

584 days ago by bygrace

I’ve been playing around with stains and dyes, trying to figure out whi...

9 527 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Being frank about finishes

617 days ago by RussellAP

One of my friends here on LJ is Charles Neil, he’s a pro finisher and I...

11 527 days ago

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