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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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Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natural

12-30-2014 12:44 AM by pjones46

Has anyone tried the General Finishes Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natur...

4 01-02-2015 09:31 PM
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Fuji Pro Q4 HVLP, 10 years old

01-01-2015 07:34 PM by secretgarden

I searched the web for some idea how to evaluate a used HVLP sprayer. All I ...

1 01-02-2015 07:44 AM
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Refinishing rosewood plane tote

01-01-2015 12:34 PM by Bugnurd

I’m restoring a 1920s Stanley #4 handplane. After sanding the tote to a...

4 01-01-2015 06:33 PM
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Homemade finish for handles?

12-31-2014 12:12 PM by toddbg

Hi Everyone – I have a few projects I am starting that are going to be ...

9 12-31-2014 09:21 PM
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Have you guys/gals run across something like this?

12-31-2014 02:37 PM by ShipWreck

Wiped off the stain and ended up with these areas where the stain didn’...

9 12-31-2014 04:37 PM
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Hardwood Floor Advice

12-29-2014 10:11 PM by Thalweg

I’m installing 3/4-inch oak flooring on a landing in our house. It̵...

8 12-31-2014 02:38 PM
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French Polish Grain Fill

12-28-2014 01:59 PM by jonsprague0000

I’m giving french polish a shot for my table and have a question about ...

2 12-30-2014 11:36 AM
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Watco Danish oil

12-24-2014 01:37 PM by BigKen44

I use about ninety quarts of Watco Danish Oil per year in my shop and recentl...

13 12-30-2014 09:01 AM
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Color Matching this Finish

12-29-2014 05:04 PM by Sandman1022

So I came across this little freestanding cabinet in a shop and really li...

2 12-29-2014 11:35 PM
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Finishing with shellac

12-29-2014 01:07 PM by giser3546

I am just getting started with finishing and wanted to try dyes along with th...

7 12-29-2014 05:44 PM
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Where does the oil go?

12-29-2014 04:50 PM by Ben_Durham

Hi, I assume this is the right place for this, forgive the maybe obvious q...

2 12-29-2014 05:39 PM
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Refinishing in the Ottawa, Ontario area

12-29-2014 12:17 PM by Don

Hey folks, a client approached me to refinish an old amp and pair of speak...

0 12-29-2014 12:17 PM
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I don't know about all these finishes

12-27-2014 02:58 PM by rantingrich

I have read sooo much about finishes my head is spinning. I don’t li...

13 12-29-2014 12:06 AM
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What should I use under a table top when finishing?

12-28-2014 08:14 PM by jmakinst

I just finished making a kitchen table top out of cherry. I am planning to us...

1 12-28-2014 08:25 PM
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Spare non teflon paint pot for Earlex 5500

12-27-2014 08:43 AM by doug07

Hello, I am looking for a spare non teflon paint pot for my Earlex 5500. H...

2 12-28-2014 06:55 PM
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Finishing Cherry Blotching Problem

12-27-2014 12:42 PM by Hewy

I’m building a project from cherry wood. I want to finish it with clear...

11 12-27-2014 09:18 PM
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Looking for advice on finishing desk top

12-27-2014 07:19 PM by rlrobinhood

Hi all, I built my wife a desk. It is basically two small cabinets (about...

3 12-27-2014 08:37 PM
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stabilizing resin and dye.

12-27-2014 08:47 AM by chumscustoms

I am new to stabilizing and dyeing. I have built a couple vacuum chambers. I ...

1 12-27-2014 01:46 PM
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Streaking with Arm-A-Seal

12-26-2014 01:26 PM by Adrian A

This is the 4th coat. All previous coats dried for 24 hrs. If I spray wa...

9 12-26-2014 07:18 PM
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spray lacquer

12-24-2014 03:41 PM by otis501

Trouble with lacquer!!!!! I have tried brushable and spray lacquer and alway...

12 12-25-2014 09:40 PM

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