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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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Got a fix for my dumb error applying water-based stain?

599 days ago by dreamdogs

Greetings all … Well, things were going along pretty well and then t...

4 598 days ago
View BoomShakka's profile

masking alcohol based stain

600 days ago by BoomShakka

I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to mask Alcohol based stain.

9 599 days ago
View jaykaypur's profile

Teak Oil Problem !!!

832 days ago by jaykaypur

I have a rustic old cedar stump that I sained with Danish oil. It turned out...

7 599 days ago
View sado's profile

a cylindrical carved showcase

600 days ago by sado

1 600 days ago
View oldnovice's profile

sealing MDF?

602 days ago by oldnovice

What if anything will protect MDF? My first inclination is shellac but I ...

26 600 days ago
View Doug Scott's profile

Refinishing problem solved

603 days ago by Doug Scott

I’m not always having a problem with stripping finish, but this Antique...

5 601 days ago
View hairy's profile

Paint and poly on basswood?

602 days ago by hairy

I have a project going that I would like to paint and the spray polyurethane ...

6 601 days ago
View headkone's profile

Blotch stain on maple wood Crown and PM6 molding.

602 days ago by headkone

This is day 2 of a 5 day stain, clear-coat and paint job. I hired a painting...

4 602 days ago
View colynjames's profile

Need some advice on finishing an Adirondack

605 days ago by colynjames

First of all, hello to all of you…I just signed up for an account, and ...

5 602 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

What's your grain filler of choice?

605 days ago by Purrmaster

I’m making a project out of ash. Which, like oak, has very open pores....

11 603 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Sealing without changing tint.

604 days ago by RussellAP

I was wondering if there is a furniture sealer I can get that does not change...

9 604 days ago
View PSUlion01's profile

Questions about framing my dining room doorway

604 days ago by PSUlion01

Hi all, Sorry if this isn’t the right place for such a question, but...

5 604 days ago
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Finish for a trivet

605 days ago by lumberjoe

I’m making my mom a trivet for Christmas this year. It’s just abo...

8 604 days ago
View WoodWorkWarrior's profile

Transparent, non slip wood finish or non-slip rubber

606 days ago by WoodWorkWarrior

I’m looking for a nearly invisible way to turn a surface into a non-sli...

5 605 days ago
View Mark Smith's profile

Cutting Board Care

606 days ago by Mark Smith

I’m making some cutting boards to sell and I’d like to print up l...

14 605 days ago
View Brandon 's profile

Spray Lacquer from Deft

606 days ago by Brandon

Here’s the scenario its been raining all day temp is about 58-60 degree...

11 605 days ago
View Dave Witkus's profile

Need a substance to use as grout

615 days ago by Dave Witkus

I have experimented with an old coffee table that I want to glue small Koa pi...

10 606 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Need opinions about chest hardware

614 days ago by RussellAP

I’m getting a bit ahead of myself because there is some more finishing ...

1 607 days ago
View mtx77's profile

poly in cold garage

611 days ago by mtx77

I’d like to poly a project that im going to stain (oil)....but the unhe...

11 607 days ago
View Glenn Huovinen's profile

Refinishing an antique sewing machine table

607 days ago by Glenn Huovinen

My wife bought an antique sewing machine built in a table that looks like oak...

2 607 days ago

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