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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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Best finish

03-16-2013 11:18 PM by Mrkixx

Hi Guys & Gals, I do have a very good question, what is the best way to F...

4 03-17-2013 03:58 AM
View Thalweg's profile

Toned Lacquer

03-16-2013 03:57 AM by Thalweg

I’m refinishing the cabinets in an old Airstream camper. The woodwork i...

1 03-16-2013 04:04 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

2 Questions for Experienced Dye Users

03-14-2013 05:39 PM by Lee Barker

The project: Embellishing a dilapidated oak library chair, specifically the ...

4 03-15-2013 11:50 PM
View Odiferous's profile

Remedial Finishing

03-14-2013 05:58 PM by Odiferous

I see articles and videos galore about choosing finishes and techniques for a...

2 03-15-2013 12:01 AM
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overarm pin router finish?

03-13-2013 11:41 PM by wrightly

i’ve almost completed and overarm pin router jig. i couldn’t ...

0 03-13-2013 11:41 PM
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spray finish indoors (paint)

02-18-2013 07:05 PM by scottishbob

Hi can anyone help me , I have recently fitted some MDF TV units, window seat...

21 03-13-2013 10:46 AM
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Drying board

03-11-2013 09:22 PM by Jim Finn

I am looking for a source for what is called a “Drying Board” It ...

13 03-13-2013 12:32 AM
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Latex enamel vs oil and is poly needed?

03-10-2013 04:50 PM by LearningAsIGo

When you are ready to enter the finishing stages of a project what are the pr...

17 03-12-2013 09:33 PM
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Stain or Dye, what's your preference?

01-15-2013 01:01 AM by bygrace

I’ve been playing around with stains and dyes, trying to figure out whi...

9 03-12-2013 08:02 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Being frank about finishes

12-12-2012 03:13 PM by RussellAP

One of my friends here on LJ is Charles Neil, he’s a pro finisher and I...

11 03-12-2013 01:19 PM
View Brobab's profile

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...

7 03-11-2013 04:04 PM
View cutworm's profile

What is the best paint/finish stripper?

03-11-2013 12:59 AM by cutworm

I bought a gallon of Crown stripper at Lowes and don’t care much for it...

5 03-11-2013 10:51 AM
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Finish Ideas for Desktop

03-09-2013 08:45 AM by JMattTX

Hey guys, I’m new to this site, and to woodworking. I’m build...

6 03-10-2013 06:01 PM
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Low odor finish for clothes basket/hamper

03-08-2013 01:18 PM by camps764

Good morning ya’ll! Boy scouts honor I tried searching for this befo...

12 03-10-2013 05:06 PM
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How to remove paste wax without removing laquer...

03-10-2013 02:04 AM by shelly_b

I thought I had finished buffing out an application of laquer, but after putt...

2 03-10-2013 04:32 AM
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Runs in Top Coat

03-01-2013 07:42 PM by Chris Speights

I am doing a blanket chest and I had used GF Water Based stain. It went on g...

6 03-10-2013 03:39 AM
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First project - looking for finish ideas

03-08-2013 08:21 AM by ay1978pa

Newbie here. I am almost done with my first major project – an entry ta...

6 03-09-2013 11:57 AM
View mporter's profile

The dreaded dark stain.

03-07-2013 11:41 PM by mporter

Ok, I have made several pieces of furniture for people in the 23-36 age categ...

3 03-09-2013 05:49 AM
View rufus2's profile

Topcoat Darkened Maple (No Stain Used)

03-06-2013 08:30 PM by rufus2

About 3 months ago I topcoated some soft maple with General Finishes High Per...

10 03-08-2013 01:15 PM
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removing mold from furniture

06-26-2012 02:53 AM by 64cuda

Hi everyone just had a water leak and i have some mold on my dining room tabl...

8 03-08-2013 10:34 AM

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