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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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Streaking with Arm-A-Seal

12-26-2014 07:26 PM by Adrian A

This is the 4th coat. All previous coats dried for 24 hrs. If I spray wa...

9 12-27-2014 01:18 AM
View otis501's profile

spray lacquer

12-24-2014 09:41 PM by otis501

Trouble with lacquer!!!!! I have tried brushable and spray lacquer and alway...

12 12-26-2014 03:40 AM
View dob's profile

Lacquer, did I miss something?

12-24-2014 12:40 AM by dob

My wife and I are in the process of a kitchen remodel. We had the cabinets i...

17 12-25-2014 01:26 AM
View todd4390's profile

Finishing Poplar

12-24-2014 02:30 AM by todd4390

I’m building a coffee table using these poplar boards and am nearin...

2 12-24-2014 06:45 AM
View rhybeka's profile

Cherry with a walnut stain?

12-23-2014 11:52 AM by rhybeka

just curious if anyone has ever stained cherry dark? I’ve been browsin...

10 12-24-2014 01:13 AM
View ezgnann's profile

Finishing old pine

10-17-2011 02:40 AM by ezgnann

I am building a table for my wife out of old pine that was salvaged from an o...

13 12-22-2014 11:54 PM
View gadawg31's profile

Sanding Sealer and Stains Concerns

12-16-2014 02:16 PM by gadawg31

Hello everyone, I have now started getting back into my wood hobby, after ...

6 12-22-2014 10:44 PM
View mramseyISU's profile

Matching Stains

12-22-2014 07:57 PM by mramseyISU

I’m building a hall tree for my house and I’d really like to figu...

1 12-22-2014 08:05 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

What stage to prep drawer parts for finishing?

12-21-2014 03:06 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I am in the middle of my fist project that involves dovetail...

19 12-22-2014 01:49 AM
View endgrainy's profile

Help with lacquer

11-09-2014 04:41 PM by endgrainy

Hi all, I am (trying to) finish up a humidor I’m working on, which i...

9 12-21-2014 04:01 PM
View DIYaholic's profile

Help! Need to dye figured maple....

12-20-2014 02:40 PM by DIYaholic

I need to dye some figured maple (duh!).... Trying to bring out the figure...

11 12-20-2014 10:58 PM
View hokieman's profile

Help With Shellac

12-14-2014 07:44 PM by hokieman

I have never used shellac before. Always used lacquer and polyeurathane. I ...

26 12-19-2014 10:39 PM
View MattyMattAg's profile

Working with old cedar...

12-16-2014 05:15 PM by MattyMattAg

I have some old, worn aromatic cedar that was originally used as a large perg...

1 12-19-2014 10:21 PM
View Mic58's profile

Glaze Coat

12-18-2014 09:33 PM by Mic58

I was applying the 2nd coat of Glaze Coat and was applying the product to the...

1 12-18-2014 09:38 PM
View Tommy Evans's profile

Lacquer 'marks' in final coat

12-17-2014 02:03 PM by Tommy Evans

Hi all, I am completing my first ‘fine’ woodworking project. ...

10 12-18-2014 02:32 PM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Shou Sugi Ban

12-17-2014 10:23 PM by PhillipRCW

So I’m getting all excited about a table project I have coming up. I...

2 12-18-2014 01:17 AM
View indychip's profile

finishing help needed

12-17-2014 10:58 PM by indychip

I am finishing up a cherry coffee table. I have put 2 coats of poly on it. ...

4 12-18-2014 01:05 AM
View aj0503's profile

card game tabletop finish

12-17-2014 04:07 PM by aj0503

I’m trying to make a table top for dice and card games. I have two questions ...

2 12-17-2014 05:16 PM
View bluplanet's profile

Uh oh. What do I do now?

12-14-2014 04:28 AM by bluplanet

I’m makin a nice picnic table for a friend. It has sawhorse style legs...

8 12-17-2014 05:44 AM
View jed6060's profile

Lacquer on paint?

12-16-2014 04:22 PM by jed6060

Is it ok to put clear lacquer on top of Acrylic Enamel? I usually stain every...

2 12-16-2014 04:53 PM

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