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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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Help with uneven stain on red oak

11-01-2014 09:35 PM by ShawnSpencer

I recently completed two projects in red oak. I have always struggled with fi...

23 11-08-2014 03:25 AM
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Question regarding combining paints with other finishes

11-07-2014 12:25 PM by JimRochester

I wasn’t sure how to search for this and didn’t see anything so I...

3 11-07-2014 08:22 PM
View Don's profile

Can I put a finish over a sticker

11-06-2014 12:27 PM by Don

Hi folks, A client has asked me to make a personalized cribbage board for ...

5 11-06-2014 01:26 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Finish options on Cherry

11-04-2014 11:36 PM by Joel_B

I am starting work on a cherry bed frame and looking for a finish with the fo...

22 11-06-2014 02:57 AM
View edwood1975's profile

Router Drawer Labeling

11-05-2014 03:13 AM by edwood1975

I’m just putting this out there, I just made this router bit organiser ...

8 11-05-2014 06:03 PM
View slowswim's profile

Clear coat over enamel

11-05-2014 02:00 AM by slowswim

I’m ready to finish up a piece of furniture and have a question. The...

1 11-05-2014 04:33 PM
View GregD's profile

How long can paint sit in a hand-held airless sprayer?

08-19-2014 03:14 PM by GregD

I have a hand-held airless sprayer (Graco TrueCoat Pro 2) that I’m tryi...

8 11-05-2014 04:01 PM
View JReed3's profile

Pinholes in epoxy inlay

10-08-2014 09:27 PM by JReed3

I made a sign and used epoxy for the inlay. I had several bubbles that c...

8 11-05-2014 12:00 AM
View mdbohica's profile

So yeah...Mineral Spirits anyone?

11-04-2014 01:33 PM by mdbohica

So, I want to buy some mineral spirits. What I find is low-odor, crystal K...

6 11-04-2014 08:34 PM
View tpcolson's profile

Advice needed on bulk finishing of paneling

10-31-2014 09:03 PM by tpcolson

I am faced (due to laziness and a disease called “Serial Home Renovator...

10 11-03-2014 10:36 PM
View distrbd's profile

Toning down the red in Watco Danish oil .

11-02-2014 04:20 PM by distrbd

I never used tinted danish oil before so when I saw “Cherry” colo...

3 11-03-2014 09:02 PM
View Canofworms's profile

I want to clean a painted and lacquered whicker piece, but old paint is flaking off. Advice

11-03-2014 03:30 PM by Canofworms

This was a garage sale leftover that was free and I just couldn&#...

8 11-03-2014 07:35 PM
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Finishing a bar top made of Southern Yellow Pine

10-23-2014 10:45 AM by 1371Marine

Hello all,I’m in the process of building a rustic bar in the basement. ...

6 11-03-2014 05:31 PM
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Any problems using Arm R Seal over epoxy crack fills?

11-02-2014 03:55 AM by ColonelTravis

Have not gotten to the finishing stage of a mesquite table yet, but I was tes...

5 11-03-2014 01:04 AM
View Prizen's profile

Removing a stain and painting with grain visible, advice pls

11-02-2014 01:44 PM by Prizen

Hi all, I am re-finishing a piece for my mother, it is oak, and stained a ...

5 11-02-2014 05:58 PM
View edwood1975's profile

Can I use Teak Oil on pine plywood

10-30-2014 02:57 PM by edwood1975

I am building a router table w/ cabinet and I bought 1/2 ply and I saw this D...

8 10-31-2014 02:34 PM
View Micah Muzny's profile

2 part food safe epoxy on cutting board?

10-30-2014 06:19 AM by Micah Muzny

I was wondering if I can put 2 part food safe epoxy on a cutting board to com...

10 10-31-2014 12:01 PM
View ShaneA's profile

What should be the last step of a spray finish?

10-25-2014 07:06 PM by ShaneA

So…I got myself one of the HF HVLP guns. Spraying Deft gloss lacquer o...

9 10-30-2014 04:51 PM
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Bar Top Finish Durabillity

10-23-2014 11:45 AM by ChefHDAN

Hello LJ’s,I’m curently workng to get a “Gastro-Pub” ...

8 10-30-2014 03:55 PM
View Lemos's profile

Question On Homemade Shellac

10-29-2014 03:41 PM by Lemos

My Question: Brand new to the whole woodworking work- never tackled a pro...

15 10-30-2014 01:19 AM

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