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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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Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Finishing

12-13-2013 05:27 PM by oldhouse1850

I’m new to this forum and look forward to hearing from all of you exper...

12 12-16-2013 06:24 AM
View docspencer's profile

fill or leave?

12-15-2013 04:49 PM by docspencer

I made a new small tray and it has a crack in the bottom. Can’t decide ...

13 12-16-2013 02:44 AM
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Waterlox / Air Bubbles

12-15-2013 09:06 PM by handystanley

Last night I applied the fifth coat of Waterlox on a walnut bathroom countert...

1 12-15-2013 10:23 PM
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Endurovar over Shellac over Pure Tung Oil

12-15-2013 04:18 AM by clickbangboom

Hi Everyone, I’ve been reading around and there’s a more than ...

5 12-15-2013 07:35 PM
View Farrout's profile

Looking for primer on finishing

12-15-2013 03:34 PM by Farrout

Tung oil, stains, shellac, lacquer, and all that stuff.Up until now, everythi...

3 12-15-2013 04:15 PM
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Flocking question

12-15-2013 03:06 AM by Bieser

I made some Christmas boxes. I did flocking on the interior of the box. I hav...

3 12-15-2013 05:36 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Behlens Rock Hard Varnish

12-13-2013 01:20 AM by Gerald Thompson

I plan on using this varnish, with a top grade brush, on a walnut or cherry b...

1 12-13-2013 03:28 AM
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[Poly] Finish all sides at once or one at a time? Control drips?

12-11-2013 09:06 PM by ChuckH

I’d like to hear how people finishing boards. I’m using Minwax P...

5 12-13-2013 02:49 AM
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Question about finishing oak ply

12-12-2013 07:58 PM by RussellAP

I made the door to the vanity using 3/4 oak with a 1/4 slot for the door pane...

2 12-12-2013 08:06 PM
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Question: trying to make it darker

12-02-2013 03:58 PM by danr

Hello to all of you who are better at finishing than I (which would be all of...

16 12-12-2013 07:08 PM
View Todd's profile

How/When To Remove Excess Glue from Glue-ups

12-06-2013 05:02 PM by Todd

I’ve already done a few projects but I always wonder: how and when shou...

28 12-10-2013 09:49 PM
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First project help

12-09-2013 02:31 PM by stxdeadI

I’m a new member here and it looks like there’s a ton of informat...

3 12-10-2013 03:46 PM
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reclaimed wood finishing

12-10-2013 12:41 AM by drpdrp

Suggestions on the balance between all of the texture and scarring adding to ...

4 12-10-2013 03:40 PM
View irish620's profile

Scuff lines and small bumps on Waterlox countertop

12-08-2013 06:31 AM by irish620

Hey Guys, I have applied 5 coats of Waterlox with a natural bristle brush ...

2 12-09-2013 08:39 PM
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Trying to get a mirror finish with shellac

10-14-2012 09:34 PM by Purrmaster

Greetings. I’ve recently began working with shellac. And while I...

43 12-09-2013 07:20 PM
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finishing before assembly

12-02-2013 11:13 AM by shelly_b

I am working on an armoire. The inside is going to be white washed and the ou...

9 12-09-2013 02:06 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

Poll: What is your preferred finish on shop tool handles, new or refurbished?

12-06-2013 06:20 PM by Lee Barker

Please cut and paste and add your X so we have a running total: Wax BLO...

14 12-08-2013 08:44 PM
View watermark's profile

Danish oil wont dry?

07-31-2013 05:28 AM by watermark

Update from last time I posted about the same project. After waiting a long ...

16 12-08-2013 05:55 PM
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Sprayed Paint Doesn't Stick to Edge

12-07-2013 01:08 PM by Sunnygirl

Paint doesn’t stick to the corners/edges on my sprayed cabinet doors &#...

8 12-08-2013 03:59 AM
View Micah Muzny's profile

I just had an idea, not sure if it can be done!

12-05-2013 04:10 PM by Micah Muzny

This may be a new idea or someone may of thought of it before. So here is wha...

8 12-08-2013 02:07 AM

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