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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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Finish Problem: "seams" appear days after poly is dry

12-27-2013 01:00 AM by Kwit

I seem to have a problem with finishing some oak red oak tables made from 3.5...

9 12-28-2013 01:57 AM
View wiser1934's profile

what brush to use to apply epoxy as a finish

12-27-2013 03:20 AM by wiser1934

need help in finding the correct brush to apply an epoxy finish to a cutting...

8 12-28-2013 01:55 AM
View CrystalBallz's profile

Overcoating a 2 part epoxy finish

12-26-2013 05:37 PM by CrystalBallz

Hello all, I have a large bar at a restaurant i built. I used 4” Mi...

1 12-26-2013 05:48 PM
View Medickep's profile

Ultimate finish guide

11-05-2013 05:32 AM by Medickep

It seems like every time I work on a project, I get different tips on how to ...

17 12-26-2013 08:33 AM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Noob questions on finish sprayers (on-going)

12-20-2013 06:31 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

I’ve used this to apply paint: When the job is done (total proje...

37 12-26-2013 03:22 AM
View Stormy's profile

How do you sand a "V" hole?

12-24-2013 07:37 PM by Stormy

I made a Chinese checkerboard in cherry for my wife. As we were playing a ga...

4 12-24-2013 10:29 PM
View Vest's profile

Finishing a kitchen table.

12-24-2013 04:09 PM by Vest

Wondering if there is any products you can finish a kitchen table with that w...

2 12-24-2013 06:02 PM
View cabbie's profile

Cedar finish

12-23-2013 09:09 PM by cabbie

Help!!I’ve just been “gifted” with approx. 50pcs. of cedar ...

3 12-24-2013 06:25 AM
View SaintNYC's profile

Cleaning Concrete Dust off unfinished project

12-23-2013 04:06 PM by SaintNYC

Hello all - First off, I’ve been a LJ reader for a long time, and I ...

11 12-24-2013 05:56 AM
View DKV's profile

Shoe wax

12-23-2013 12:32 AM by DKV

I am working on finishing a box that I’ve been using to experiment with...

16 12-24-2013 03:20 AM
View Jofa's profile

I officially hate Minwax Polycrylic

12-20-2013 07:04 PM by Jofa

I’ve been using Minwax gloss polyurethane for a long time and the resul...

31 12-23-2013 04:43 AM
View mds4752's profile

How to correct board cupped by shellac

12-13-2013 04:37 AM by mds4752

Help me understand where I went wrong tonight. I built a 6 board chest and fi...

16 12-22-2013 03:48 PM
View emmaf's profile

refinishing old table

12-21-2013 06:56 PM by emmaf

hey lumberjocks! you’ve helped me so much before, i thought i’d a...

7 12-22-2013 12:32 PM
View DIYaholic's profile

Seeking Suggestions: Fast & Easy finish for Real Wood???

12-20-2013 02:26 PM by DIYaholic

My proclivity towards procrastination has me looking for a quick and easy fin...

39 12-22-2013 02:43 AM
View nwadave's profile

How to Repair/Seal Dining Room Table Top

11-25-2013 06:25 PM by nwadave

Hello All!We just purchased a used dining room table and 8 chairs, it seems t...

19 12-21-2013 07:02 PM
View Mr Jones's profile

Found some salvaged wood, How do i finish it?

12-19-2013 06:46 PM by Mr Jones

Hey guys, I picked up a piece of old lumber in hopes to top for a small ha...

7 12-20-2013 03:01 PM
View mculik5's profile

Cutting In with Earlex 5500

12-19-2013 09:36 PM by mculik5

About a month ago, I started the following thread about using an Earlex 5500 ...

1 12-19-2013 09:48 PM
View RT31's profile

Tea Light holder - Top coat?

12-19-2013 05:51 AM by RT31

Hi everyone, I made 2 tea light holders from a tree that fell in my front ...

1 12-19-2013 05:54 AM
View crazicarl's profile

Tung Oil Problem

12-18-2013 03:06 PM by crazicarl

First, I love LJ. I visit several times a day and love to check out what all ...

9 12-18-2013 10:06 PM
View therabidrabbit's profile

how to fix tung oil seeping up from cracks in wood while drying

12-17-2013 12:18 AM by therabidrabbit

I am attempting to finish a slab of wood with tung oil for the first time and...

8 12-18-2013 07:39 AM

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