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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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Split desk top stable repair possible?

03-08-2016 07:38 PM by NuttyPistons

Hello, Longtime lurker, first time poster here. I am trying to decide if ...

11 03-10-2016 08:29 PM
View Tom's profile

Sanding question

03-08-2016 04:38 AM by Tom

I made a few cutting boards, sanded them down to 220 and they were super smoo...

9 03-09-2016 02:20 PM
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CrystLac High Gloss

03-09-2016 01:05 AM by Gerald Thompson

Would this finish add depth to a piece? I plan on spraying it on cherry. I ...

3 03-09-2016 01:11 PM
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Don’t catalyze the conversion varnish until you’ve had your morning caffeine infusion... :)

03-08-2016 07:40 PM by TripH

Note to self: Don’t catalyze the conversion varnish until you’ve had the morn...

2 03-09-2016 01:19 AM
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Exterior Sealant for Redwood Siding

03-07-2016 10:46 PM by jefflz

Our house has had all new growth redwood siding for about 5 years . We have ...

8 03-08-2016 08:43 PM
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India ink vs spray paint

03-11-2013 01:15 AM by Brobab

I am completing an ambrosia maple kitchen table. The top is highly figured a...

9 03-08-2016 04:14 AM
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Shellac followed by glaze followed by ..?

03-06-2016 11:58 PM by ROB_IN_MN

I am finishing an alder bath vanity and am trying to determine my finishing s...

6 03-07-2016 12:43 PM
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Crown Molding

03-03-2016 01:20 PM by Greyeyes

Hello I am in the process of installing crown molding in our home. I have ...

5 03-06-2016 10:03 PM
View Rob 's profile

Can you recommend a ROS for rubbing out

03-04-2016 09:42 AM by Rob

I’m looking for a sander to help rub out finishes faster. I’m ass...

17 03-05-2016 11:14 PM
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Stripping Polyurethane and Stain from Tabletop

03-04-2016 04:35 PM by Saucerito

Hi everyone I’m back with my 4th topic regarding the red oak trestle...

3 03-05-2016 01:56 PM
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Shellac splotchy due to grain?

03-04-2016 11:25 PM by Dave11

Pic is of a door from 1951. Was originally stained and then I believe varnish...

2 03-05-2016 01:41 PM
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I think I screwed up... Spar Urethane on an outdoor table

11-09-2015 01:33 PM by GregTP

hello all, I think I might have screwed up. Working on an outdoor table for m...

32 03-05-2016 12:16 PM
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White spots on end grain cutting board

02-29-2016 04:59 AM by PoleVault

So, I recently completed some walnut end grain cutting boards and I don’...

4 03-05-2016 06:28 AM
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Question about using two different brands of poly

03-04-2016 01:05 PM by Chuck1685

Hello all. I need some desperate help asap. I recently finished a kitchen tab...

6 03-04-2016 06:21 PM
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Wooden watch finish

03-04-2016 01:35 PM by Noremak

Hey guys. I’ve never finished with anything other than poly or ...

6 03-04-2016 05:41 PM
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Finish for portable communion kit

10-27-2015 04:14 PM by Quoheleth

I would like some suggestions or thoughts on the best finish for some small, ...

1 03-04-2016 12:57 AM
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Titebond 3 drying black

03-01-2016 03:47 AM by DirtyMike

I know this has been discussed many times so please be patient. Tonight whil...

1 03-04-2016 12:49 AM
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What finish is suitable for wood where I can wipe it with a damp cloth?

03-01-2016 02:00 PM by InstantSiv

My shop is in the basement and I want to keep it as clean as possible so dust...

5 03-02-2016 01:55 PM
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Recommend me a good economical ($100 or less) HVLP gun for Laquer.

03-01-2016 04:45 PM by Somann

Will be spraying some lacquer on some new cabinets, and not sure I want to ri...

3 03-02-2016 01:48 AM
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How to "age" pressure treated lumber?

03-01-2016 12:48 AM by namrufmot

Making an antique wheelbarrow out of pressure treated…I’d love it...

9 03-01-2016 12:48 PM

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