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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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Finishing melamine to make dry-erase surface?

06-26-2014 06:16 PM by ADHDan

I built a play table for my daughter using melamine for the tabletop, figurin...

7 06-29-2014 06:34 PM
View eddie's profile

The big box stores seemes a little high for wipe on poly to me .

06-27-2014 07:40 PM by eddie

the big box stores seemed a little high for wipe on poly to me .So i was won...

26 06-29-2014 04:50 AM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Painting tight spaces and spray paint

06-28-2014 04:31 AM by woodworkingdrew

I was wondering how you guys spray paint let’s say dado shelves with mi...

4 06-28-2014 03:04 PM
View sphayden's profile

Waterlox vs. Arm R Seal

06-27-2014 02:34 AM by sphayden

What’s a better wiping varnish – Waterlox or Arm R Seal? They se...

2 06-27-2014 04:56 AM
View whitesferry's profile

now that the danish oil is? help please

06-26-2014 02:25 AM by whitesferry

on i put 4 coats on it . Can i go over the top with famo glaze coat from...

5 06-27-2014 04:53 AM
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finishing sequence table top

06-25-2014 07:46 PM by jimmyhopps

i’ve finally done building my table top and now onto finishing. I am g...

5 06-27-2014 12:57 AM
View Micah Muzny's profile

Would Waterlox finish be good on wood mugs, bowls, cups etc.?

06-26-2014 03:43 AM by Micah Muzny

I came across the Waterlox finish, Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes are “p...

3 06-26-2014 03:54 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Dado joint line

06-25-2014 06:40 PM by woodworkingdrew

Anybody ever notice when painting a piece white that there is a small hair li...

7 06-25-2014 09:39 PM
View Dj1225's profile

Advice on finishing a lot of wine racks

06-24-2014 03:43 PM by Dj1225

Ok here is where I am in this crazy project. I have apx 30 wine racks of vari...

2 06-24-2014 04:55 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Lowest maintenance outdoor finish?

06-23-2014 02:48 AM by LiveEdge

I’m going to build a couple sitting benches for our local Mission and I...

8 06-24-2014 12:42 PM
View mel_lissa's profile

Weathered Finish

06-22-2014 09:00 PM by mel_lissa this vanity is Alder...

4 06-23-2014 05:20 PM
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White Residue in Leopard Wood Grain

06-05-2014 05:21 AM by Ted

Just messing around with some leopard wood for the first time, I discovered t...

15 06-23-2014 07:43 AM
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BLO + Turpentine

06-21-2014 01:35 AM by siavosh

A couple simple questions:1. What’s the benefit of mixing Turpentine wi...

7 06-22-2014 09:15 PM
View Canofworms's profile

Refinishing beat up pine stairs. Solid stain?

06-21-2014 12:03 AM by Canofworms

So, I will likely replace these treads in a few years, but until that time I ...

1 06-22-2014 08:37 AM
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What is this brush called in English?

05-29-2014 07:45 PM by srzsrz

This type of brush is called a blokkwast (i.e. “block brush”) in ...

7 06-22-2014 08:06 AM
View capstar's profile

question on ability to be near heat

06-19-2014 05:46 PM by capstar

Hi all, I am in the process of making some wood carved inserts for a fireplac...

3 06-22-2014 12:15 AM
View pallystu's profile

danish oil finish

06-21-2014 01:14 PM by pallystu

I have used wacto Danish oil finish for a few projects and I like the results...

3 06-21-2014 07:13 PM
View BubingaBill's profile

lacquer finishing and beyond

06-17-2014 08:54 PM by BubingaBill

I’m new to using lacquer and I don’t know what you do after the f...

5 06-21-2014 02:05 AM
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How to seal reclaimed cypress log

06-20-2014 04:44 PM by Kathyw

I have a 5’ section of a reclaimed cypress log that I will be using for...

2 06-21-2014 01:17 AM
View whitesferry's profile

how can i mix or find this finish

06-20-2014 02:13 AM by whitesferry

im making a table with the same type of wood how do i get that color ? stain?

4 06-20-2014 10:40 AM

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