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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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Refinishing a nicked up pine table top

10-23-2013 12:34 AM by kocgolf

My wife picked up this table on CL, and I do like it, but she wants to have i...

10 10-29-2013 09:15 AM
View JesseTutt's profile

Does shellac pound cut change color of finish?

10-28-2013 07:30 PM by JesseTutt

Shellac is not a finish I normally use. I was wondering if the “pound&...

4 10-29-2013 08:30 AM
View phlyers's profile

Bare poplar

10-28-2013 12:58 PM by phlyers

Looking for some opinions on what type of primer/paint for bare poplar. I...

11 10-29-2013 02:33 AM
View scrapbmxrider16's profile

Help with finishing a wall mounted bottle opener

10-28-2013 11:57 AM by scrapbmxrider16

Hello, I am looking for help on finishing a wall mounted bottle opener. I ...

8 10-29-2013 12:49 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

What can be put over linseed oil?

10-22-2013 10:11 AM by Purrmaster

I may be throwing a table out of maple together. I used boiled linseed oil o...

10 10-28-2013 05:14 PM
View Wstein's profile

Wood filler for birch/bloodwood

10-27-2013 12:50 PM by Wstein

I am making a chess board out of flame birch and bloodwood, and I am followin...

7 10-28-2013 01:16 PM
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Suggestions on a Maple Sign with Acrylic Paint Letters?

10-27-2013 04:03 PM by FaTToaD

A coworker asked me to make a Winnie the Pooh sign for her daughter’s b...

3 10-27-2013 04:42 PM
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Can I Spray Tinted Sealer?

10-23-2013 10:06 PM by NorCalQ

I have TransTint in my dewaxed Seal Coat, sanding sealer and would like to kn...

3 10-24-2013 12:36 AM
View pintodeluxe's profile

Darken a Lacquered Finish?

01-03-2012 07:38 AM by pintodeluxe

I want to add a little color to my kitchen cabinets without refinishing them....

4 10-23-2013 09:39 PM
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What Nail Gun Oil Won't Interfer With Finish

10-16-2013 04:25 PM by HillbillyShooter

Does anyone know of a nail gun oil that won’t cause polyurethane to lea...

21 10-23-2013 04:16 PM
View Charlie's profile

Help with Trans Tint Dye

10-02-2013 12:32 AM by Charlie

This will be my first time using TransTint dye and I need all the help I ...

14 10-22-2013 09:38 AM
View kingme's profile

Best filler for a simple wax finish

10-14-2013 10:29 AM by kingme

Hello Lumber Masters, I am building some simple boxes out of poplar. On th...

4 10-21-2013 10:25 PM
View mds4752's profile

Finishing options for fall/winter

10-20-2013 12:01 AM by mds4752

New woodworker here. What are most folks doing for finishing projects as the ...

7 10-21-2013 01:42 AM
View fumehappy's profile

antique sc johnson and sons wax

10-19-2013 10:26 PM by fumehappy

Picked this up today… antique wax that hasnt gone over yet. The hue lo...

5 10-20-2013 10:03 PM
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Need help on a old timey looking finish for oak

10-17-2013 05:40 AM by hoss12992

I would like some advice on how to achieve a old timey antique finish on oak ...

18 10-20-2013 06:14 AM
View Furnitude's profile

Using mineral oil for general finishing

10-11-2013 05:26 PM by Furnitude

With the cold weather coming (and no heating or insulation in my shop), iR...

43 10-18-2013 04:43 AM
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10-15-2013 11:39 PM by skiroy56

Can anyone tell me the difference between Turpatine and Turpentine?I have an ...

11 10-17-2013 02:55 AM
View NakedMango's profile

Suggestions appreciated for finishing a dining table

10-14-2013 10:56 AM by NakedMango

Hello all. Thanks for reading. I am a fairly novice hobbyist faced with a f...

4 10-16-2013 12:34 AM
View Abe's profile

Preserving the wood character when finishing

10-15-2013 12:16 PM by Abe

Howdy LJ’ers. Working on making my daughter a standing jewelry box. ...

2 10-16-2013 12:00 AM
View Bishop123's profile

Hall Table Need Finishing Advice

10-15-2013 11:38 PM by Bishop123

I just finished a hall table for my wife as an anniversary gift. This is pre...

1 10-15-2013 11:52 PM

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