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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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Ipe Porch

12-01-2011 01:59 AM by Leisel

I have an Ipe porch that is in desperate need of sealing/refinishing … ...

3 03-07-2013 10:04 PM
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Shellac primer is gumming my sandpaper, how to proceed?

03-07-2013 08:13 AM by Scorpius

Hello all! I have speakers cabinets made of chipboard and goal is to get b...

8 03-07-2013 09:31 PM
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Epoxy question

01-08-2013 03:51 AM by Dave Carlisle

I have made and sold quite a few Adirondack chairs this past year. I recentl...

12 03-07-2013 09:12 PM
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Need thoughts and opinions, (Wooden Drinking Coasters) finish or not to finish.

03-07-2013 04:05 PM by Blackie_

Being new to making wooden coasters, I had the train of thought to protect th...

11 03-07-2013 08:45 PM
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Spraying epoxy paint

02-22-2013 04:40 AM by enurdat1

It’s not wood finishing, but it is finishing. I’m thinking about ...

3 03-07-2013 02:18 PM
View Tom Coster's profile

Food safe epoxy? Need opinions.

02-01-2013 01:29 PM by Tom Coster

Opinions needed, please let me know what you think: Mas, System Three, Int...

4 03-07-2013 10:16 AM
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Is Waterlox wipe- or brush-on or wipe-on/wipe-off?

03-02-2013 04:58 AM by Millo

How do you apply Waterlox, brushing, wiping and leaving it, wipe-on/wipe-off?...

25 03-06-2013 08:10 PM
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Mahogany and ash coffee table

02-28-2013 08:25 PM by VinnyEIRE

Hi there! I’m Vinny and I’m making a coffee table out of mahogany...

9 03-06-2013 06:51 PM
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Mineral Spirits and Poly Problem

07-12-2012 04:22 PM by BinghamtonEd

So I went do to HD the other day, grabbed some Kleen Strip Oderless Mineral S...

28 03-06-2013 05:23 PM
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Top Coat over BlO

03-05-2013 10:46 PM by BrandonR

Hi All! Thanks for taking a look in advance. Lately my favorite one two...

4 03-06-2013 02:37 PM
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Small spray gun recommendations?

03-06-2013 08:46 AM by BBrown626

I have a very nice gravity fed HVLP gun for spraying finishes, but most of my...

1 03-06-2013 10:29 AM
View Eddie's profile

Mineral Oil or Poly finish for this nursery light box

03-05-2013 05:23 PM by Eddie

Hi guys.I am pretty new to this whole thing and this is one of my first proje...

12 03-06-2013 02:22 AM
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Filling Grain on In Progress Lacquer finish?

03-05-2013 08:30 AM by hubo

I am in the process of finishing off an African Mahogany box. I was planning...

0 03-05-2013 08:30 AM
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Rubbing out a finish to high gloss

02-28-2013 03:20 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve been trying for a year now achieve a mirror like, high gloss shine...

33 03-05-2013 06:14 AM
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Finishing a solid walnut wall

03-03-2013 08:21 AM by dontknow

Finishing a solid walnut walli have just finished putting up a walnut planked...

10 03-04-2013 10:35 PM
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General Finishes Enduro Var water based urethane questions

03-03-2013 07:03 PM by Matt Przybylski

Hey everyone, I’m in the planning stages for shop cabinetry/rolling cab...

14 03-04-2013 05:43 PM
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top coat for boiled linseed oil

03-04-2013 07:43 AM by ROB_IN_MN

I am trying to determine how long I should wait before topcoat a walnut/maple...

5 03-04-2013 03:59 PM
View Jordan Henkel's profile

Dining room table finish

03-03-2013 07:45 PM by Jordan Henkel

Hi everyone, taking in some considerations for a table finish. I just want to...

1 03-03-2013 10:21 PM
View ToddJB's profile

What a tough wood filler?

03-03-2013 05:12 PM by ToddJB

All, my 9 month old son literally pulled our bedroom door off its hinges (he&...

14 03-03-2013 09:22 PM
View Millo's profile

Mixing linseed oil and Japan drier to make BLO

03-02-2013 05:04 AM by Millo

I have some Tried and True ‘Danish oil” (just linseed oil, no var...

8 03-03-2013 02:42 PM

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