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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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a little confused about watco danish oil

05-02-2012 05:04 PM by Peter5

I use Watco Danish oil to finish pretty much everything, and for the longest ...

46 09-29-2013 03:20 PM
View helluvawreck's profile

Best Way to Apply a Watco Danish Oil Finish With Topcat? Links to Good Tutorial?

05-13-2012 02:40 PM by helluvawreck

Most of you know that I’m not an advanced craftsman. I have been making...

15 09-29-2013 01:12 PM
View mbs's profile

Respirator for spraying Sherwin Williams CAB acrylic lacquer?

09-28-2013 05:36 AM by mbs

I’m looking for a specific recommendation for a half mask respirator th...

8 09-28-2013 08:56 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Heirloom Carving, should I do anything?

09-28-2013 02:49 PM by CharlesA

I have a carving that our family has had for at least 50 years. My parents w...

9 09-28-2013 06:57 PM
View Shopsmithtom's profile

Spraying waterborn finishes

05-30-2012 03:58 PM by Shopsmithtom

I volunteered to help a friend with some finishing work & rather than do ...

19 09-28-2013 05:55 PM
View phlyers's profile

Cheaper alternative.

09-28-2013 03:02 AM by phlyers

Hey guys for applications where all I want to do is highlight the grain and p...

6 09-28-2013 03:24 PM
View john2005's profile

Spraying shellac

09-26-2013 04:24 AM by john2005

Ok, how many of you spray shellac, and how do you do it. I work at a body sh...

12 09-27-2013 01:07 PM
View Laughran's profile

Orange peel with spray can of Shellac

09-26-2013 11:45 AM by Laughran

I bought a spray can of Zissner Bulls Eye Shellac, when sprayed on my project...

5 09-27-2013 10:10 AM
View comboprof's profile

Question on tack cloths.

09-23-2013 09:59 PM by comboprof

About 12 years ago my wife bought 50 Gerson Tack cloths for resale in her cra...

9 09-27-2013 07:05 AM
View Blackie_'s profile

(Finishing) Experimenting with a new to me technique, end grain and blotching fix.

09-26-2013 03:31 AM by Blackie_

After posting here on LJ awhile back an issue I was having with lacquer causi...

12 09-27-2013 01:32 AM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sealcoat and JPW

06-03-2013 09:10 PM by HorizontalMike

What started out to be a good day didn’t end that way. I had been coat...

22 09-26-2013 06:01 PM
View woodworm's profile

Do you know J.W.Etc is closing down?

03-28-2012 03:38 PM by woodworm

I received an e-mail from WoodWorkingParts.Com saying that the founder of J....

1 09-26-2013 10:09 AM
View Lansky's profile

Globe file cabinet stain color

09-09-2013 01:44 PM by Lansky

I have a globe 2 drawer oak file cabinet that im trying to match the original...

2 09-26-2013 01:41 AM
View HuckD's profile

Can I use WB Polyurethane over Regular Polyurethane?

09-23-2013 01:24 PM by HuckD

Can I start a finish over oak and pine with regular poly to get the tinted lo...

9 09-25-2013 01:07 PM
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Help a noob finish a jewelry box

10-07-2012 10:06 PM by pwgphoto

Wonder if you fine folks in the finishing forum would help a noob in finishin...

16 09-25-2013 11:16 AM
View Insagent's profile

Sealer under spar

09-25-2013 01:41 AM by Insagent

Can I use a sander sealer under spar varnish? It’s on a walnut outdoor...

4 09-25-2013 03:29 AM
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Protecting Cedar Outside

09-23-2013 09:42 PM by bbc557ci

I’m in the process of making up a pair of Cedar barn style doors for an...

2 09-23-2013 11:57 PM
View truckrun's profile

What kind of finish for wood blocks/shapes for kids

09-19-2013 04:41 PM by truckrun

I am making some wooden block shapes for my son out of some scrap 2×4 an...

13 09-23-2013 12:32 AM
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oil rubbed finish for bath fixture

09-10-2013 03:09 AM by REO

Ok SWMBO has decided that she wants to incorporate the oil rubbed finish into...

9 09-22-2013 02:34 AM
View Jeffreaux2's profile

What can I use over Howard's as a sealer?

09-18-2013 02:16 PM by Jeffreaux2

I am finishing up a Nantucket Bench constructed of Sinker Cypress. I have alr...

8 09-20-2013 05:33 PM

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