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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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how to mix mixol tints

06-13-2013 04:17 PM by shelly_b

Hi, I am making a cabinet/armoire for a coworker. He gave me a pic from a mag...

27 06-18-2013 02:09 AM
View BenI's profile

Finishing Cedar

06-17-2013 01:58 PM by BenI

Hi all, I’m slowly working on building a gate and small section of f...

11 06-18-2013 01:42 AM
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Finishing an End Grain Cutting Board

11-07-2012 11:35 PM by SteveGaskins

I realize the most popular product for finishing an end grain cutting board i...

14 06-18-2013 01:37 AM
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Stain won't take

01-27-2013 12:14 AM by lexxx07

stain won’t take well getting freckles need to stop my project and re-s...

84 06-17-2013 12:33 PM
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06-15-2013 06:53 PM by DHaden

My father in law was going to throw out a gallon metal container of BLO. I to...

4 06-15-2013 10:55 PM
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Best finish for solid black walnut floors?

06-14-2013 03:51 PM by yellowtruck75

What is the best durable finish that I can use for my new solid black walnut ...

6 06-14-2013 08:47 PM
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SW Kem Aqua Plus or GF Enduro Poly?

06-11-2013 03:09 AM by noone

I have been using GF Enduro White Poly on cabinetry and was wondering if Kem ...

16 06-14-2013 06:52 PM
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Anyone use untinted base paint as a substitute for spar varnish?

03-18-2012 10:56 PM by dhazelton

Like the question says – I have to sand and clear coat a wood door that...

28 06-13-2013 11:11 PM
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Raw Linseed Oil Questions..

06-13-2013 03:39 AM by flwoodie

I am making some kitchen/bar utensils, and I am trying to decide on a finish....

12 06-13-2013 09:57 PM
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The fallacy of conventional wisdom

06-13-2013 01:16 AM by Clint Searl

Conventional finishing wisdom has it that thinning a finish will increase pen...

4 06-13-2013 10:41 AM
View sheet's profile

How do I finish Ipe wood flooring,applying Poly at the end?

06-12-2013 07:49 AM by sheet

I am finishing my first Ipe interior floor. I would like guidence from some o...

2 06-13-2013 04:23 AM
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minwax natural

06-10-2013 09:25 PM by SuperDave0002

Whats the point of minwax natural #209?I’m sure it must have a use or t...

17 06-12-2013 07:28 PM
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Finish ideas for soft wood cross cut slab

03-28-2013 07:03 AM by watermark

I am at the home stretch on this coffee table the legs are Ohia and the s...

9 06-12-2013 05:14 PM
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Wiping Varnish

06-12-2013 12:08 AM by FreedomWoodCreations

I think I’m varnish dumb or something. I am having an issue with Sherw...

8 06-12-2013 05:12 PM
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Hvlp finishing help

06-11-2013 02:00 AM by Firefighter

I am getting ready to finish crib number 3 and would like to try using my Hvl...

5 06-12-2013 12:46 PM
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Reclaimed wood -finishing

05-28-2013 07:33 AM by Lhiggins

I just got ahold of an old barn door I intend to turn into a coffee table but...

1 06-12-2013 09:15 AM
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Scotch Brite Pads for sanding between coats?

06-10-2013 03:09 PM by noone

I’ve been going through a lot of sandpaper lately and was wondering if ...

11 06-12-2013 01:04 AM
View Jorge G.'s profile

Now I know why Taunton's books all get good reviews.

06-11-2013 12:20 AM by Jorge G.

I posted a review here on the book “French Polish” by Derek Jones...

17 06-12-2013 12:40 AM
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JPW over Danish

06-10-2013 12:49 AM by Mainiac Matt

JPW over Danish…. Good idea or not a good idea??

10 06-10-2013 05:53 PM
View Kwit's profile

Need help taking gloss/shine out of finish

06-09-2013 12:21 PM by Kwit

Hello all; I am making an antique warehouse cart coffee table for a custom...

4 06-10-2013 04:41 PM

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