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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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Minwax Wipe-On Poly

06-07-2015 06:02 PM by billyKar

Can anyone advise whether this product would be ok to use on a wooden kitchen...

13 06-08-2015 11:24 AM
View droppedtuning's profile

white crusty bubbles in shellac/poly help the newbie

06-04-2015 05:55 PM by droppedtuning

please help the newbie. building a fireplace mantle from pine. the whole surf...

14 06-07-2015 08:49 PM
View Jerry's profile

Nothing here.

06-05-2015 07:38 PM by Jerry

Edit in progress

9 06-05-2015 11:21 PM
View masman's profile

paint protection advice needed

06-03-2015 03:32 AM by masman

I’m building a tool box for my truck using white oak. On the top of the...

6 06-04-2015 02:52 AM
View helluvawreck's profile

Water based finish for wooden plaques and other small products.

05-30-2015 12:40 PM by helluvawreck

I will be manufacturing a line of wooden laser engraved plaques. The more tha...

15 06-03-2015 06:08 PM
View fourtay22's profile

Danish oil smears

06-02-2015 10:37 PM by fourtay22

Hi I have a finishing problem… in the pic below I have 2 coats of Wa...

11 06-03-2015 04:58 PM
View RichLagrand's profile

Maple Splines in Walnut box

05-30-2015 05:27 PM by RichLagrand

I’m making a splined miter box to hold the ashes of my grandson’s...

10 06-02-2015 06:02 PM
View enaid's profile

Table top blisters

06-02-2015 01:00 PM by enaid

I purchased a dining table 8 months ago. I bought a woven placemat to put o...

7 06-02-2015 05:34 PM
View Gerry's profile

water based polyurethane

05-06-2015 12:05 PM by Gerry

I am finishing a pine dining table with water based poly (don’t want to...

12 05-31-2015 10:25 PM
View JeffP's profile

True Grit

05-29-2015 06:45 PM by JeffP

Ok, so sometimes I come up with a question while I’m working…but ...

17 05-31-2015 02:22 AM
View RobinDobbie's profile

New brushes say "Not for shellac or lacquer"

05-29-2015 05:46 AM by RobinDobbie

I bought a 36 pack of foam brushes from Amazon thinking I could use em for ju...

21 05-30-2015 12:38 PM
View Phil68's profile

input/opinions needed to complete finishing current project

05-29-2015 04:55 AM by Phil68

I made this bed for my 2 year old using red oak. I found a web article f...

7 05-29-2015 04:26 PM
View JeffP's profile

keeping light maple light while enhancing figure?

05-27-2015 11:38 AM by JeffP

I have a bunch of curly soft maple. Even though it is soft rather than hard ...

10 05-29-2015 02:39 PM
View Alan Hart's profile

Why did the maple end grain turn dark?

05-27-2015 01:27 PM by Alan Hart

I made a 3D cutting board a couple of weeks ago. The problem I have is some o...

4 05-29-2015 02:56 AM
View mcg1990's profile

Is there a wood more affordable than Maple that will stain similarly?

05-25-2015 06:53 PM by mcg1990

The title says most of it, but the context is a round pedestal table. The cli...

21 05-28-2015 07:34 PM
View CraftyRob's profile

Best paint for high use table: oil enamel?

12-04-2014 06:47 PM by CraftyRob

I’m building a table for in our kitchen that will probably be heavily u...

9 05-27-2015 10:39 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Please tell me what sprayer to buy for general-purpose (non-paint) finishing!

03-18-2015 05:24 PM by ADHDan

I really want to get a nice, compact handheld sprayer to use for finishing pr...

24 05-27-2015 07:57 PM
View jtm's profile

Best primer and paint for exterior wood door?

05-25-2015 05:13 AM by jtm

So I got super ambitious today while doing a few thing to the exterior of my ...

7 05-27-2015 03:07 PM
View HoffShop's profile

mixing woodglue with water to seal flaking paint

05-27-2015 02:41 AM by HoffShop

has anyone done this? I have an old crate with the paint peeling and flaking...

1 05-27-2015 05:51 AM
View Keith Sonefelt's profile

Weathered/Distressed Finish

05-26-2015 05:45 AM by Keith Sonefelt

A letter for a front door, she said she wanted it to look like an old letter ...

5 05-26-2015 03:09 PM

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