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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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Is there a filler/putty that looks/acts like open/end grain?

03-23-2014 07:37 PM by HarveyDunn

I was just sanding a small carved rosette and noticed that I liked the way it...

3 03-23-2014 07:53 PM
View plang's profile

Paint with primer

03-22-2014 07:12 PM by plang

Is paint with primer added really worth the extra money? I’m not as co...

3 03-22-2014 10:09 PM
View Bill White's profile

Hey! I'm a winner

03-16-2014 03:37 PM by Bill White

Was notified that I have been awarded a video on finishing from PASSION FOR W...

8 03-22-2014 04:53 PM
View ADHDan's profile

First time finishing cherry - advice?

03-20-2014 01:55 PM by ADHDan

I’m building a medium-sized entryway bench out of cherry and walnut. T...

13 03-21-2014 07:42 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Crystalac Gloss

03-20-2014 11:06 PM by Gerald Thompson

I may use this on a walnut clock case. I will grain fill it and then spray it...

2 03-21-2014 01:49 AM
View garage_woodworker's profile

Starting grit?

03-20-2014 04:19 AM by garage_woodworker

Hi, I have a first timer question. I am working on a project for which I thic...

5 03-20-2014 06:07 PM
View camps764's profile

Pre-painting Tips - How do you do it?

03-17-2014 09:07 PM by camps764

Hey Ya’ll, I’ve got a project coming up with lots of parts in har...

8 03-20-2014 02:02 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Best topcoat for milk paint?

03-20-2014 12:15 AM by HarveyDunn

I’m finishing a project with milk paint (the real kind, mixed from powd...

1 03-20-2014 01:59 AM
View BenI's profile

Question about wood burning after staining

03-19-2014 09:49 PM by BenI

Hi all, Working on a project and after putting on 3 coats of stain on pine...

6 03-20-2014 01:48 AM
View LumberjackPatches's profile

Finishing Cedar

03-19-2014 04:56 PM by LumberjackPatches

I recently came across some old cedar support beams that are from the 1920s. ...

3 03-20-2014 01:24 AM
View SFDCapt's profile

Looking for some suggestions

03-19-2014 02:04 AM by SFDCapt

I have been assembling a cherry side board over the last few months, here's t...

1 03-19-2014 02:45 AM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Glue and finish

03-18-2014 10:39 PM by Gixxerjoe04

So I made my first project using glue which was a tea light candle holder. S...

3 03-19-2014 01:38 AM
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Dye running during my poly application.

03-18-2014 12:32 AM by Dedvw

So I’m new to the whole dying process. I love the color and the way it ...

2 03-18-2014 02:06 AM
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Finish for commercial toy boxs.

03-09-2014 08:55 PM by rncurrie

I have to make some toy box’s for a day care center. The ones they have...

2 03-18-2014 01:09 AM
View EastLake's profile

Wood filler and Finishing

03-17-2014 03:40 PM by EastLake

So, I was assembling a cherry blanket chest yesterday, when I noticed some jo...

1 03-17-2014 07:36 PM
View jtm's profile

HVLP atomization problems - Dye stain help

03-16-2014 07:59 AM by jtm

Hi all, I’m trying to spray some General Finishes dye stain. Here...

12 03-17-2014 07:27 PM
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Getting the D**M Finish right! Help....Poly on painted surface

03-17-2014 12:08 AM by DocSavage45

I need some suggestions to end my finishing nightmare on my desk top. I pu...

20 03-17-2014 05:13 PM
View camps764's profile

Bar top finish on waterfall style table

03-15-2014 01:25 PM by camps764

Good morning Jocks! Question for the masses. I have been building a water...

3 03-16-2014 12:55 PM
View Al's profile

Finish on Adirondack Chairs

03-16-2014 12:16 AM by Al

Hello again I just completed a project of adirondack chairs using cypress....

4 03-16-2014 03:00 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

How to test finish on maple veneer if you don't have scraps

03-13-2014 02:30 PM by HarveyDunn

I’ve just finished a maple veneer project. Now I need to figure out how...

1 03-14-2014 04:24 PM

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