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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.... Oil based vs Water based or Gel

09-27-2017 11:52 PM by Luddite

27 Sep 2017 I need some advice from the LJ community on which type of stain...

11 09-29-2017 03:06 AM
View mahdee's profile

How do you achieve a finish like this?

09-28-2017 12:42 PM by mahdee

I was looking at this picture and wondered, is it the finishing method or the...

9 09-29-2017 12:47 AM
View MrSa's profile

Finish for countertop near high heat

09-27-2017 06:47 PM by MrSa

Im building a stove top for a camper, its going to have two smaller burners s...

4 09-28-2017 02:04 AM
View torea's profile

How long does General Finishes milk paint last?

09-26-2017 05:18 AM by torea

Hey all! I’m working on my first project that will be finished with ...

3 09-27-2017 05:17 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Getting a top sanded

09-04-2017 11:35 AM by rwe2156

Looking for shop with 48” drum sander capacity in Jacksonville, FL area...

8 09-27-2017 03:58 PM
View Rob's profile

Charles Neil's Blotch Control Question

09-27-2017 07:43 AM by Rob

How long can a person wait to apply stain after putting Charles Neil’s ...

3 09-27-2017 11:47 AM
View HTown's profile

Finishing Drawers (Different Question)

09-25-2017 12:58 PM by HTown

This isn’t the usual “finish or no finish” question on draw...

3 09-27-2017 11:05 AM
View Jim Dawson's profile

Suggestions for finishing a steel entry door...

09-26-2017 02:33 PM by Jim Dawson

I’m replacing our front door with a steel pre-primed door. I tried to g...

0 09-26-2017 02:33 PM
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Decorative Mantle Piece Restoration Help

09-26-2017 12:18 AM by reo4ua

Hi all, Need advice on how to properly strip the finish on these. I belie...

5 09-26-2017 01:36 AM
View John Harris's profile

Cleaning and sanding an old grimy butcher block

07-28-2013 08:53 PM by John Harris

I have a very specific question concerning a butcher block table top. I had ...

39 09-26-2017 12:32 AM
View RipFence's profile

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...

5 09-25-2017 03:16 PM
View tdwpgtp's profile

Stain on identical drawers not matching

09-06-2017 10:56 PM by tdwpgtp

So I am doing sort of a resto-mod on an old walnut veneer dresser. A few mont...

2 09-24-2017 10:32 AM
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Finish for ebony sushi set?

09-20-2017 01:26 PM by JackStraw42

I’m making a sushi set (chopsticks, soy sauce cups, plates, and maybe l...

10 09-23-2017 06:14 PM
View jonlan's profile

Work bench finish

09-20-2017 05:49 PM by jonlan

I know this topic has come up before – and I’ve read many posts o...

11 09-23-2017 12:17 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Light set up for spraying

09-23-2017 11:14 AM by rwe2156

Newbie here I’m doing my first spray job and one challenge I’m fa...

3 09-23-2017 12:15 PM
View citybilly's profile

stain and top coat for exterior doug fir doors

09-16-2017 02:03 AM by citybilly

I have five Douglass fir exterior doors, four are new Simpson doors, unfinish...

10 09-22-2017 10:39 PM
View CharlesA's profile

The warring instincts of finishing

09-21-2017 03:05 PM by CharlesA

Some thoughts that occurred to me: When I read posts on finishing, it seem...

3 09-21-2017 04:35 PM
View MikeDe's profile

Bad finish on bebch

09-20-2017 01:50 AM by MikeDe

I restored a Garden Bench and it came out greatI sandblasted the cast iron si...

2 09-21-2017 03:33 PM
View horc00's profile

Finishing for fragrant camphor wood?

09-17-2017 04:45 AM by horc00

Hello everyone. First off, I am not a woodworker nor do I have any experie...

5 09-21-2017 04:01 AM
View Medici's profile

Looking for more stain brands

09-19-2017 02:57 AM by Medici

Hello all. Lately, I’ve been looking for more brands of stains, othe...

10 09-21-2017 03:55 AM

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