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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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How to care for Water-based clear lacquer sealant

08-03-2012 02:25 PM by louisw

I purchased a table which is described as having “Water-based clear lac...

7 07-03-2014 08:01 PM
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06-30-2014 08:22 PM by kimosawboy

Hello all.I have two burl slabs that I’m working on. Cherry, and Cedar....

2 07-03-2014 11:55 AM
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Parawood Nightmare

06-30-2014 03:29 PM by lexxx07

Need to know all that is known about finishing parawood it is the blotchiest ...

7 07-03-2014 05:12 AM
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Small filling problem.

07-02-2014 04:39 AM by JBorfair

Hello fellow Lumberjocks:I am brand new to the forum (but not the site) so I...

7 07-02-2014 05:36 PM
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How would you finish it?

07-02-2014 03:33 PM by JoeRPhilly

I’ve been working on this toy box/blanket chest for my daughter. Made...

3 07-02-2014 04:00 PM
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Sandpaper supplier?

06-30-2014 09:50 PM by Scootles

Where do you guys get sandpaper? Its so damn pricey at the big box stores. I...

20 07-02-2014 03:23 PM
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ben moore vs kelly moore

06-24-2014 02:07 AM by woodworkingdrew

West coast folks- I am getting ready to paint a closet shoe rack. I would lik...

1 07-01-2014 11:37 PM
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Help Choosing Finish for Kids Chairs

07-01-2014 01:32 PM by Keith Kelly

I’m building a small table + chairs set for my kids. We have a 2 year ...

5 07-01-2014 02:09 PM
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Walnut--to stain or not to stain

06-30-2014 12:44 PM by Billy E

This is my first project with walnut. I have read mixed feelings about stain...

16 07-01-2014 11:45 AM
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What varnish for the home varnish/oil mix?

06-26-2014 02:04 AM by Billy E

HelloI have read a lot about home mixes of varnish, oil, and solvent. Usuall...

6 06-30-2014 05:32 PM
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Best polyurethane finish for HVLP spraying

06-29-2014 02:40 PM by Scott Landry

I’m sorry if this is already covered, but I can’t seem to figure ...

10 06-30-2014 06:12 AM
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Clean bamboo flooring

06-16-2014 02:55 AM by ramone

Hello … I have some glue stuck to my bamboo floor where an adhesive-bac...

2 06-30-2014 03:59 AM
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Finishing melamine to make dry-erase surface?

06-26-2014 06:16 PM by ADHDan

I built a play table for my daughter using melamine for the tabletop, figurin...

7 06-29-2014 06:34 PM
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The big box stores seemes a little high for wipe on poly to me .

06-27-2014 07:40 PM by eddie

the big box stores seemed a little high for wipe on poly to me .So i was won...

26 06-29-2014 04:50 AM
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Painting tight spaces and spray paint

06-28-2014 04:31 AM by woodworkingdrew

I was wondering how you guys spray paint let’s say dado shelves with mi...

4 06-28-2014 03:04 PM
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Waterlox vs. Arm R Seal

06-27-2014 02:34 AM by sphayden

What’s a better wiping varnish – Waterlox or Arm R Seal? They se...

2 06-27-2014 04:56 AM
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now that the danish oil is? help please

06-26-2014 02:25 AM by whitesferry

on i put 4 coats on it . Can i go over the top with famo glaze coat from...

5 06-27-2014 04:53 AM
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finishing sequence table top

06-25-2014 07:46 PM by jimmyhopps

i’ve finally done building my table top and now onto finishing. I am g...

5 06-27-2014 12:57 AM
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Would Waterlox finish be good on wood mugs, bowls, cups etc.?

06-26-2014 03:43 AM by Micah Muzny

I came across the Waterlox finish, Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes are “p...

3 06-26-2014 03:54 PM
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Dado joint line

06-25-2014 06:40 PM by woodworkingdrew

Anybody ever notice when painting a piece white that there is a small hair li...

7 06-25-2014 09:39 PM

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