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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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My winning waterborne combination. What's yours?

05-18-2012 05:19 PM by Lee Barker

General Finishes Polyacrylic semi and Gramercy waterborne brush. Full disc...

6 10-25-2012 09:48 AM
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Instructions thinning canned shellac

10-23-2012 05:19 PM by HorizontalMike

I read somewhere the above is a “3lb mix” of Shellac. Having...

27 10-25-2012 12:46 AM
View Chad0125's profile

Well now what???

10-24-2012 02:09 PM by Chad0125

hello all - A guy at work brought me a maple burl to turn into...

5 10-24-2012 09:11 PM
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Black paint and oak stain

10-23-2012 01:29 PM by ClayandNancy

I was watching “Overhauling” another of my obsessions, old cars a...

7 10-24-2012 06:34 PM
View Nowa's profile

staining spf

10-24-2012 03:27 AM by Nowa

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

2 10-24-2012 04:44 PM
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Filling/sealing knots in reclaimed barn wood

07-23-2012 05:21 PM by Bfly

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

6 10-24-2012 03:45 AM
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Paraffin oil

10-23-2012 02:27 PM by RussellAP

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

3 10-24-2012 01:48 AM
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Paraffin wax

10-23-2012 12:54 PM by RussellAP

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

13 10-23-2012 11:00 PM
View moke's profile

Finishing a Clock

10-23-2012 06:21 PM by moke

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

2 10-23-2012 07:35 PM
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What wax do you use over shellac?

10-22-2012 11:21 PM by Purrmaster

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

12 10-23-2012 07:30 PM
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Name for clear shellac?

10-23-2012 01:59 PM by JesseTutt

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

8 10-23-2012 06:01 PM
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Old, dry timber bench

10-22-2012 03:28 PM by mtsoviet

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

2 10-22-2012 03:38 PM
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Finishing a Cherry Bad

10-03-2012 08:45 PM by OldTimeShopSmith

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

21 10-22-2012 03:37 PM
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final coat over varnish

10-21-2012 10:52 PM by Steelpapa

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

7 10-22-2012 01:46 PM
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Chestnut finishing oil

10-21-2012 03:10 PM by ed220

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

4 10-22-2012 02:56 AM
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desperately need help with cheapy HVLP

10-20-2012 10:43 PM by sarahss

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

7 10-21-2012 09:14 PM
View Richard's profile

old stain

10-21-2012 01:25 AM by Richard

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

3 10-21-2012 01:25 PM
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Flamed Maple Finish

10-18-2012 05:23 PM by dpwalker

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

18 10-21-2012 07:19 AM
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Live Edge Table Top W/Gap in Center

06-03-2012 01:34 PM by Doublelive

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

9 10-21-2012 02:53 AM
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The Shellac hoax

10-07-2012 08:46 PM by Clint Searl

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

103 10-20-2012 05:06 AM

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