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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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Finishing Beetle Kill Pine - What do you use?

07-08-2012 01:18 PM by camps764

I know there are a few guys on this site that specialize in Beetle Kill Pine ...

8 05-19-2014 12:09 AM
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Question RE outdoor wood carving

05-16-2014 11:48 PM by Scott

Hi guys. First post here. Wood Carver with question about finishes. I go...

6 05-18-2014 09:07 PM
View Mark's profile

DIY teak oil

05-17-2014 02:38 PM by Mark

Morning all. I’ve read several articles about making your own teak oil...

4 05-18-2014 11:34 AM
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Reclaimed Wood Table Top Finish HELP!!

05-16-2014 07:15 PM by jscore08

Hey guys – so I have made a couple table tops out of 120+ year barn woo...

4 05-17-2014 02:31 AM
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Finish for aspen while keeping it white?

05-13-2014 10:05 PM by LiveEdge

Any tips on the best way to protect aspen while keeping it as white as possib...

14 05-16-2014 10:10 PM
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Finish to use on outdoor SPF bench?

05-14-2014 12:07 AM by Bergman

So it’s probably not the best option of wood, but I am making a “...

3 05-16-2014 09:30 PM
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Finishing Furniture with Different Woods.

05-16-2014 05:34 AM by wseand

I have been doing a lot of Refinishing/Refurbishing older furniture 1920s thr...

2 05-16-2014 03:35 PM
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need help for sealing bark

05-16-2014 12:02 AM by JayTay

ok here’s the deal. i got 1st cut cedar it has bark on one whole side ...

2 05-16-2014 02:22 PM
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No. of coats required for rubbing out poly

05-16-2014 02:24 AM by JustLikeJames

I will be rubbing out an oil based poly finish after it has had a few weeks t...

6 05-16-2014 04:15 AM
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Looking for a good sealer for masonite/hardboard

05-14-2014 11:39 PM by emrhappy

Greetings all… I just finished an out feed/assembly table… It ...

2 05-16-2014 12:48 AM
View tommytenspeed's profile

Aromatic Cedar

05-13-2014 10:09 PM by tommytenspeed

I recently tried my hand at a cedar lined hope chest; it turned out well exce...

3 05-16-2014 12:36 AM
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Fixing (and then preventing) runs in latex paint with airless sprayer?

05-14-2014 02:32 PM by ADHDan

I’ve been spraying some large cabinets with the HF airless sprayer. Ev...

0 05-14-2014 02:32 PM
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Refinishing a water meter cover

05-13-2014 03:57 AM by BentheViking

So this isn’t woodworking, but I know that there are plenty of people o...

5 05-14-2014 03:55 AM
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Can I fix flaws in stain after wiping poly off

05-13-2014 02:55 PM by 98102via57401

Go easy…attempting my hand at creating furniture and posting questions ...

2 05-13-2014 03:19 PM
View ADHDan's profile

How to access gun filter in HF airless sprayer?

05-12-2014 05:58 PM by ADHDan

I picked up the Harbor Freigh/Krause and Becker airless sprayer a few weeks a...

1 05-13-2014 01:44 PM
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Recoat time for poly

05-13-2014 01:19 AM by JustLikeJames

When using poly, how soon can I recoat if I’m going to skip a sanding b...

11 05-13-2014 01:09 PM
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what material/fabric to use to apply dye and to wipe off?

05-12-2014 01:57 PM by jimmyhopps

About to start my first dye job, and wonder what people use to apply and wipe...

7 05-13-2014 09:13 AM
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Finish recommendations: large bamboo plywood shelving project

05-09-2014 03:30 PM by daveingva

Hello, I’m looking for a quick and easy finish for bamboo plywood. The ...

3 05-12-2014 08:41 AM
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make wipe on poly from brush on poly

05-08-2014 11:15 PM by coachmancuso

What do you use to make brush on poly wipe on poly and what is the mixture > ...

10 05-11-2014 01:22 PM
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Earlex 5500 Waterborne Paints

04-30-2014 02:42 AM by Hawk_Guy

A while back I purchased the Earlex 5500 spray station. I went with this pr...

38 05-10-2014 02:19 AM

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