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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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staining spf

640 days ago by Nowa

Hi LJs – I am a newby when it comes to using SPF, but was so enchanted ...

2 639 days ago
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Filling/sealing knots in reclaimed barn wood

732 days ago by Bfly

I built a reclaimed barn wood table and want to seal it for outdoor use. The ...

6 640 days ago
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Paraffin oil

640 days ago by RussellAP

Glad to get all the responses about paraffin wax. Now the question is what...

3 640 days ago
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Paraffin wax

640 days ago by RussellAP

Does anyone ever use this stuff? Paraffin wax. What is it used for?

13 640 days ago
View moke's profile

Finishing a Clock

640 days ago by moke

This is a really a rookie question,and I am not a rookie, but I am stumped. ...

2 640 days ago
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What wax do you use over shellac?

641 days ago by Purrmaster

I want to slap a coat of wax onto my shellac finish. I was hoping someone co...

12 640 days ago
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Name for clear shellac?

640 days ago by JesseTutt

I am looking for the correct name to use to refer to shellac that will not ch...

8 640 days ago
View mtsoviet's profile

Old, dry timber bench

641 days ago by mtsoviet

I recently purchased a couple of pieces of timber salvaged from a deconstruct...

2 641 days ago
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Finishing a Cherry Bad

660 days ago by OldTimeShopSmith

I have just spent the last month building my first piece of furniture, a quee...

21 641 days ago
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final coat over varnish

642 days ago by Steelpapa

I put 2 semi-gloss coats of Spar Varnish with a brush on walnut.I had little...

7 641 days ago
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Chestnut finishing oil

642 days ago by ed220

Hello,Anyone know if chestnut finishing oil is available in the USA. I’...

4 642 days ago
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desperately need help with cheapy HVLP

643 days ago by sarahss

We made a bunch of door casing and decided to try to spray it with finish. S...

7 642 days ago
View Richard's profile

old stain

643 days ago by Richard

I have some old stain I am trying to match. i opened the container(not a tra...

3 642 days ago
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Flamed Maple Finish

645 days ago by dpwalker

Can anyone tell me how to get a finish like this? Notice the white/cream part...

18 643 days ago
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Live Edge Table Top W/Gap in Center

782 days ago by Doublelive

I am about to start a table. I am planning on using live edge lumber. I have ...

9 643 days ago
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The Shellac hoax

656 days ago by Clint Searl

Conventional wisdom has it that new wood should be “sealed” with shellac to s...

103 644 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Couple more walnut questions.

644 days ago by RussellAP

Do you fill the grain after you finish the walnut to keep dust out of it? I&#...

7 644 days ago
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Paint and finish that is safe for kids

646 days ago by carguy460

Hey LJ’s! I found out a few weeks ago that my wife and I are expecti...

19 644 days ago
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What's best for carved basswood sanded to 400 grit?

645 days ago by LittlePaw

I’m putting finishing touches on a basswood carving which I don’t...

9 645 days ago
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Lubricant for wet sanding shellac with micro-mesh

645 days ago by Rickterscale

I’ve got a project on which I’m applying a shellac finish. I boug...

1 645 days ago

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