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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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Seeking finishing advice on Maple stool

07-18-2014 01:36 PM by Mammatus

I made a small solid maple stool for my daughter’s first birthday—...

4 07-18-2014 02:57 PM
View Billy E's profile

Epifanes + accelerator....shelf life?

07-17-2014 07:45 PM by Billy E

So I have epifanes clear varnish and woodfinish matte. I also have some acce...

2 07-18-2014 01:08 AM
View azlogger's profile

Alternative to sanding paint?

07-15-2014 06:51 AM by azlogger

This a little hard to explain…take a look at this photo and then I̵...

24 07-17-2014 05:22 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

water based poly over danish oil?

07-16-2014 05:35 PM by JesseTutt

Several weeks ago I applied Watco’s Danish oil on a maple fixture inten...

1 07-16-2014 06:51 PM
View Gene Howe's profile

Could be useful

07-15-2014 02:26 PM by Gene Howe

Penetrating epoxy. In the video, they are restoring a weather checked ding...

7 07-16-2014 12:37 PM
View Bugzy's profile

Appropriate Wood finish for bathroom

07-15-2014 07:39 PM by Bugzy

I need a little help…...truth be told A LOT of help. I’m new t...

2 07-16-2014 12:39 AM
View diito's profile

Good tricks for sanding inside corners?

07-14-2014 08:45 AM by diito

Does anyone have any good tricks for sanding inside corners (and well)? I al...

10 07-16-2014 12:06 AM
View Michigander's profile

Lacquer over Arm-R Seal Oil & Urethane?

07-13-2014 05:57 PM by Michigander

I am building a solid cherry side table that will see a lot of abuse; food, b...

10 07-15-2014 07:36 PM
View rrww's profile

Polishing Out To A Satin Finish - Without The Cloudy Look

07-15-2014 05:49 PM by rrww

Hey guys & gals, I have done a few polished surfaces, but only to a gl...

2 07-15-2014 06:17 PM
View kocgolf's profile

At my wits end trying to get a nice poly tabletop

07-15-2014 12:28 AM by kocgolf

It’s not my first time around the block with Poly (oil) although I do h...

10 07-15-2014 02:23 PM
View fiddlebanshee's profile

How to dispose of paint thinner

07-14-2014 11:30 PM by fiddlebanshee

Simple question that I do not know the answer to. How do you do it? Bring it...

15 07-15-2014 04:13 AM
View Jeepin85CJ7's profile

Tips for finishing a redwood bench swing

06-20-2014 10:53 PM by Jeepin85CJ7

I just finished making a bench swing out of reclaimed red wood. I am planning...

2 07-11-2014 02:37 AM
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Couple of small burrs on poly finish

07-08-2014 02:36 PM by madrafter

Hey all,First post on here, I have lurked in the past but finally joined. I ...

8 07-09-2014 06:55 PM
View Hatefly's profile

Pine Slat Bench Finishing

07-01-2014 08:34 PM by Hatefly

Hello all, So I have completed my most complex project – A slat benc...

11 07-08-2014 08:11 PM
View Tapefreak's profile

New table with water based conditioner, want to use oil

07-07-2014 03:06 PM by Tapefreak

Hi all, this is my first post to the forum and I’m excited to be part o...

6 07-08-2014 05:59 PM
View birgertime's profile

First time- would appreciate any advice

07-04-2014 04:02 PM by birgertime

I bought what looks to me like a very nice black walnut slab and am going to ...

18 07-08-2014 02:44 PM
View Dave's profile

Thinning paint for spraying - Dialing it in

05-22-2014 12:07 AM by Dave

I’m about to paint cabinets with Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Alky...

20 07-08-2014 02:21 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Quantity of dye/solvant to use for 2 sides of a 6'x3' table

07-05-2014 03:46 PM by jimmyhopps

How much dye/solvant mix do folks generally mix up at a time for a piece abou...

3 07-07-2014 03:46 AM
View knotscott's profile

Would a light color stain work as a wood conditioner to control blotching?

07-05-2014 11:44 PM by knotscott

The title pretty much says it all. Has anyone ever tried a lighter color sta...

9 07-06-2014 03:19 PM
View Sawdust2012's profile

bubbles in polyacrylic

07-05-2014 11:43 AM by Sawdust2012

I am applying multiple coats of polyacrylic to a maple bowl, not because I wa...

5 07-05-2014 05:30 PM

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