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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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Need advice , refinishing 1920s woodwork and trim, pictures included

08-30-2014 02:49 AM by cdnstudentwoodworker

Hello, recently got a new house which has a large amount of wonderful flat an...

0 08-30-2014 02:49 AM
View misterbig's profile

Paulk WorkBench - What Finish should i apply? Need Advice

08-28-2014 06:47 PM by misterbig

Good Day all, I just completed my Paulk Workbench from 3/4” Cabinet ...

3 08-29-2014 11:01 PM
View bobtimms's profile

BIN primer way passed use by date

08-28-2014 05:50 PM by bobtimms

I sprayed some 6 or so year old BIN on some MDF raised panels to seal for pai...

6 08-29-2014 12:56 PM
View bdresch's profile

Any hope for my cupping post caps?

08-28-2014 02:55 AM by bdresch

I made and installed these new post caps this weekend and after 1 rain and th...

11 08-28-2014 10:14 PM
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08-27-2014 02:02 PM by arthursbest

I have a awesome ash table I am finishing for a client and have filled a larg...

6 08-27-2014 03:12 PM
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08-21-2014 12:48 PM by Gene Howe

Serendipity is defined as “the occurrence and development of events by ...

22 08-25-2014 12:16 PM
View notdan's profile

How long to wait to paste wax over Arm-R-Seal?

08-24-2014 05:18 PM by notdan

I’m going to use some Johnson’s paste wax over a bookcase that ha...

6 08-25-2014 12:24 AM
View DustyCellist's profile

Shellac and Mold in Basement?

08-23-2014 08:22 PM by DustyCellist

I recently built a shop table/lathe stand out of 2×4s with a plywood top...

2 08-24-2014 07:24 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

How to rub out Enduro Var gloss to semi gloss?

08-24-2014 05:01 PM by jimmyhopps

I’ve got 4 coats of Enduro on my table top, all Gloss. 2 questions:1) ...

1 08-24-2014 06:39 PM
View danoaz's profile

Dark stain from galvanized nails in outdoor cedar trim

08-23-2014 10:40 PM by danoaz

So I thought I was doing the right thing to get galvanized nails for some ced...

4 08-24-2014 05:03 AM
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Finishing with Polycrylic question...

08-23-2014 05:38 PM by MattyMattAg

I just built some game boards (corn hole, bean bag toss) and finished with 6 ...

2 08-24-2014 02:56 AM
View jeffswildwood's profile

tung oil

08-21-2014 12:46 AM by jeffswildwood

Just bought my first bottle of tung oil. I have read many of you use it but a...

17 08-24-2014 12:32 AM
View Don's profile

Which wood to paint?

08-22-2014 05:21 PM by Don

Hi folks….. I client has asked me to make a keepsake box for her nie...

7 08-22-2014 09:07 PM
View mandatory66's profile

A finish for outdoors on a wheelbarrow

08-20-2014 09:45 PM by mandatory66

I just purchased a Jackson wheelbarrow unassembled. I bought it this way beca...

4 08-22-2014 04:07 PM
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Not happy (yet)

08-21-2014 03:59 PM by Jarrhead

Like many woodworkers, finishing has never been my favorite part of any proje...

9 08-22-2014 01:55 AM
View willie's profile

Child safe finish for toys

08-21-2014 02:10 PM by willie

Working on the first of hopefully many toys for my granddaughter, she turns o...

1 08-21-2014 02:57 PM
View Rickterscale's profile

Lubricant for wet sanding shellac with micro-mesh

10-18-2012 04:20 PM by Rickterscale

I’ve got a project on which I’m applying a shellac finish. I boug...

3 08-21-2014 01:54 AM
View Jerry's profile

Request for refinishing advice

08-20-2014 08:46 PM by Jerry

I’m refinishing a bedroom set for a client. It’s Canadian Maple, ...

9 08-21-2014 01:05 AM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Disappointing Tung Oil Results

08-19-2014 01:59 AM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I recently made a solid cherry desk for myself. I haven̵...

10 08-20-2014 11:31 PM
View DonB's profile

Inexpensive Paint Sprayers

08-18-2014 08:31 PM by DonB

Hope this is the correct place to ask these questions. On a tight budget. ...

12 08-19-2014 10:51 PM

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