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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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DIY Milk Paint -- Tips & Tricks?

09-15-2013 12:13 AM by HorizontalMike

My last 4 projects have been finished in milk paint, some with multiple coats...

36 03-03-2018 10:43 PM
View Brad's profile

What to finish tiki mugs with

03-03-2018 06:48 PM by Brad

I’m making a few tiki mugs for a friend and was wondering what to finish the ...

1 03-03-2018 08:17 PM
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Cloudy Area on Finish, Help please!

03-01-2018 03:01 PM by Texasangler14

hey everyone. I have made a live edged Ash table top for my dining room. i ha...

3 03-02-2018 01:28 AM
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Spraying oil based urethane

03-01-2018 01:56 AM by steveinaz

What is causing this? I am using an inexpensive Rockler HVLP system, there is...

11 03-01-2018 04:10 PM
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Lacquer or Liquior

02-28-2018 11:53 PM by woodworm1962

I have been spraying a ton of Lacquer lately and am seeing little green men a...

8 03-01-2018 02:09 AM
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Keeping white ash pale when finished

02-27-2018 05:28 PM by GRDKelowna

Hello all, I’m currently working with a client on doing several proj...

17 02-28-2018 02:36 PM
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Tung oil food safe?

02-27-2018 08:59 PM by UncleStumpy

I just read in the June 2017 issue of the Woodworkers Journal that Tung Oil c...

5 02-27-2018 10:54 PM
View maymay's profile

Rubbing out wipe-on poly on cherry

02-11-2018 04:02 PM by maymay

My husband and I are new to woodworking, loving it, but agonizing through som...

10 02-25-2018 10:53 PM
View hg1027's profile

Finish for kids bathroom step

02-24-2018 06:35 PM by hg1027

I’ve made a step for my girls to stand on while they brush their teeth,...

11 02-25-2018 10:32 PM
View slick848's profile

Using Famowood Glaze Coat

02-25-2018 01:05 AM by slick848

Hi everyone,im new to this so here it goes,I just put a coat of Glaze Coat on...

2 02-25-2018 05:14 PM
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Stinky wood stain

02-17-2018 01:15 AM by Belford

Does anyone know of or use a wood stain that doesn’t stink up the entir...

6 02-24-2018 02:50 AM
View Walker's profile

What top coat to use over dye?

02-23-2018 04:36 AM by Walker

Thinking about a future project. I’ll admit that finishing is that har...

11 02-23-2018 11:35 PM
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Tip - How to mix paint for a spray gun

02-23-2018 04:24 PM by WoodshopTherapy

I’ve had a number of questions about spray finishing, based on a video ...

0 02-23-2018 04:24 PM
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farmhouse dining table (cypress wood)

02-21-2018 03:22 PM by Weezie

Making Cypress wood farmhouse table….I am at point of finishing the table top...

12 02-23-2018 02:47 PM
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Gray spots on black walnut after applying tung oil finish

02-21-2018 06:33 PM by bujaman

I am building a dining room table and after applying a coat of tung oil finis...

10 02-23-2018 01:34 AM
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Mahagony and cherry tabletop

02-18-2018 10:25 PM by WalkerTexasRanger

I just finished a dining tabletop. The top is made from 2” alternating slats ...

9 02-21-2018 02:25 PM
View msinc's profile

Homemade wood filler???

02-12-2018 02:13 AM by msinc

Many moons ago, when I was a kid in high school we used to make our own walnu...

25 02-21-2018 01:04 PM
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02-19-2018 03:27 PM by Joeham

Hi all, I’m new to this forum and to woodworking and could use some ad...

2 02-21-2018 06:02 AM
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Observations on ammonia fuming

09-17-2017 08:39 PM by RipFence

Hello All:I am currently ammonia fuming all the (QS white oak) parts for a pa...

10 02-21-2018 03:10 AM
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Dye over Stain?

02-10-2018 02:56 PM by LearningAsIGo

I’m guessing the answer is no but I’m going to ask anyway just in...

6 02-20-2018 02:27 PM

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