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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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Question about poly

538 days ago by jacob34

I have a minwax poly stain mix and used it well over a year ago then closed i...

8 537 days ago
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drying time of water poly?

537 days ago by JesseTutt

I am trying out Minwax’s Polycryllic water based finish. On the Intern...

9 537 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

My winning waterborne combination. What's yours?

698 days ago by Lee Barker

General Finishes Polyacrylic semi and Gramercy waterborne brush. Full disc...

6 538 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

Instructions thinning canned shellac

540 days ago by HorizontalMike

I read somewhere the above is a “3lb mix” of Shellac. Having...

27 538 days ago
View Chad0125's profile

Well now what???

539 days ago by Chad0125

hello all - A guy at work brought me a maple burl to turn into...

5 538 days ago
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Black paint and oak stain

540 days ago by ClayandNancy

I was watching “Overhauling” another of my obsessions, old cars a...

7 539 days ago
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staining spf

539 days ago by Nowa

Hi LJs – I am a newby when it comes to using SPF, but was so enchanted ...

2 539 days ago
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Filling/sealing knots in reclaimed barn wood

632 days ago by Bfly

I built a reclaimed barn wood table and want to seal it for outdoor use. The ...

6 539 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Paraffin oil

540 days ago by RussellAP

Glad to get all the responses about paraffin wax. Now the question is what...

3 539 days ago
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Paraffin wax

540 days ago by RussellAP

Does anyone ever use this stuff? Paraffin wax. What is it used for?

13 539 days ago
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Finishing a Clock

540 days ago by moke

This is a really a rookie question,and I am not a rookie, but I am stumped. ...

2 539 days ago
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What wax do you use over shellac?

540 days ago by Purrmaster

I want to slap a coat of wax onto my shellac finish. I was hoping someone co...

12 539 days ago
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Name for clear shellac?

540 days ago by JesseTutt

I am looking for the correct name to use to refer to shellac that will not ch...

8 540 days ago
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Old, dry timber bench

541 days ago by mtsoviet

I recently purchased a couple of pieces of timber salvaged from a deconstruct...

2 541 days ago
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Finishing a Cherry Bad

559 days ago by OldTimeShopSmith

I have just spent the last month building my first piece of furniture, a quee...

21 541 days ago
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final coat over varnish

541 days ago by Steelpapa

I put 2 semi-gloss coats of Spar Varnish with a brush on walnut.I had little...

7 541 days ago
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Chestnut finishing oil

542 days ago by ed220

Hello,Anyone know if chestnut finishing oil is available in the USA. I’...

4 541 days ago
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desperately need help with cheapy HVLP

542 days ago by sarahss

We made a bunch of door casing and decided to try to spray it with finish. S...

7 541 days ago
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old stain

542 days ago by Richard

I have some old stain I am trying to match. i opened the container(not a tra...

3 542 days ago
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Flamed Maple Finish

545 days ago by dpwalker

Can anyone tell me how to get a finish like this? Notice the white/cream part...

18 542 days ago

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