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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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Parks pro finisher poly

04-06-2013 02:12 AM by coachmancuso

Has anyone used Parks Pro Finisher Polyurethane? If so what did you think?

0 04-06-2013 02:12 AM
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Making Big Leaf Maple Pop

01-20-2013 11:22 PM by cdarney

I have very nice piece of Big leaf maple that I’m working into a proje...

9 04-03-2013 06:53 PM
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Questions and help with Ebonizing Wood

04-02-2013 06:42 PM by Blackie_

I’ve googled and researched on how to ebonize wood and found that it...

12 04-03-2013 06:32 PM
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Finishing dresser with Arm-R-Seal

04-01-2013 10:27 PM by Scott C.

I’m making some night stands and dressers and need advice on the finish...

3 04-02-2013 12:07 AM
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Cherry Wood Finish

03-27-2013 01:45 PM by Kevin

I’ve been researching on how to work with cherry and control the blotch...

30 04-01-2013 07:07 PM
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What size air compressor do I need?

03-26-2013 09:42 PM by Illinoiswoodworker

My current air compressor is too small I fear. It is Craftsman 25 gal. 5.5 SC...

16 04-01-2013 04:25 PM
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01-13-2013 01:51 AM by Gerald Thompson

Has anyone used this product?

14 04-01-2013 03:54 PM
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Ambrosia Maple Finish

11-19-2012 03:52 PM by JimboCT

I have an ambrosia maple table top. I would like a finish that brings out th...

15 03-31-2013 09:19 PM
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fish tank stand clear finish ?

03-28-2013 02:39 AM by doubleDD

I’m at the completion point of a new fish tank top and stand and wonder...

16 03-31-2013 06:18 PM
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Stain is too contrasty

03-30-2013 01:13 PM by garberfc

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

3 03-31-2013 03:27 PM
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Spray Finishing Woes

03-30-2013 10:39 PM by Matt Przybylski

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

4 03-31-2013 02:48 AM
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applying felt

03-28-2013 08:37 PM by jeffswildwood

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

12 03-30-2013 11:05 PM
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Help with wood filler.

01-19-2013 12:49 AM by Krudwig

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

31 03-30-2013 06:34 AM
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ever wonder who owns what Paint Company ?

03-29-2013 03:31 PM by abie

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

3 03-29-2013 05:45 PM
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Bleacher Board refinishing

03-24-2013 02:59 AM by rf58

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

1 03-29-2013 02:52 PM
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Oil and wax mixture

03-28-2013 07:20 PM by LeChuck

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

5 03-29-2013 02:18 PM
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Finish disasters

03-26-2013 06:28 PM by Airspeed

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

10 03-28-2013 06:58 PM
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Storing Water-Based Finish

03-27-2013 02:05 AM by SuperCubber

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

13 03-28-2013 07:24 AM
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fingernail scratches after wax

03-27-2013 03:34 PM by savan

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

2 03-27-2013 05:32 PM
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LPS 1 - Will it work in a wood shop ?

03-26-2013 01:44 AM by 1yeldud1

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

5 03-27-2013 12:47 PM

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