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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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Will Enamel Paint Stick to Oil Based Stain? ***FINISHED***

06-13-2017 10:04 PM by fivecodys

I just built a set of Cornhole boards and I’m ready to begin the finish...

16 06-28-2017 02:21 AM
View SweetTea's profile

Need suggestions: which sprayer to buy for small cabinet shop

06-02-2017 03:06 PM by SweetTea

So I am looking to buy a new spray rig for my small cabinet shop. I have been...

43 06-27-2017 04:16 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Sand blasting?

06-27-2017 06:21 AM by LucasWoods

Has anyone here got their older power tools sand blasted and repainted? Costs...

1 06-27-2017 06:30 AM
View tdmoreno's profile

Dark Finish on Wire Brushed Oak

06-27-2017 01:11 AM by tdmoreno

I am trying to match the finish of engineered hardwood floors on our solid oa...

4 06-27-2017 04:34 AM
View AndyCC's profile

What is a durable but natural looking finish for a Walnut dining table?

06-26-2017 08:13 PM by AndyCC

Hi folks, I know this kind of question has been asked a thousand times, bu...

12 06-27-2017 04:27 AM
View rayn's profile

Spray can problems

06-26-2017 02:58 PM by rayn

I often have a problem with spray can finishes. I shake well and when I spra...

10 06-27-2017 03:09 AM
View DocSavage45's profile

Does walnut blotch without using a sealer?

06-23-2017 01:16 AM by DocSavage45

Hey LJ’s, I have a gallon of mineral spirits based walnut stain that...

23 06-27-2017 12:08 AM
View JohnnyBoy1981's profile

Rattle Can Minwax Lacquer Leaves Rough Surface

06-21-2017 10:19 PM by JohnnyBoy1981

Hi, I’m trying to use some clear gloss Minwax lacquer from an aeroso...

41 06-26-2017 06:18 PM
View Cbraun's profile

Beeswax + oil polymization

06-25-2017 02:56 AM by Cbraun

Looking for a quick finish for some tool handles, was looking into a using wa...

3 06-26-2017 11:07 AM
View nmssis's profile

What is "parchment" finish?

06-24-2017 03:00 AM by nmssis

My better half was interested on a night table that was on sale at Westelm. ...

13 06-25-2017 10:59 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Smoothing QSWO

06-24-2017 01:44 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, I am gluing up my first Quartersawn White Oak tabletop. I am ori...

10 06-25-2017 03:16 PM
View FarmerintheWoods's profile

Experiment: Waterproofing With Pine Tar

03-13-2017 06:01 PM by FarmerintheWoods

There’s a lot of debate on the web about how to ‘waterproof’...

14 06-24-2017 04:42 PM
View jinjin's profile

Protection against sun and rain

05-07-2017 09:55 PM by jinjin

Hi I built a deck box for our roof top deck, but after a year, the top of ...

12 06-23-2017 01:44 PM
View edapp's profile

Finishing sapele countertops for kitchen

06-23-2017 12:03 PM by edapp

I am looking for options, opinions or feedback on finishing sapele that will ...

8 06-23-2017 01:26 PM
View Tishman's profile

Dining table finishing nightmare

06-22-2017 05:11 PM by Tishman

Hi Lumberjocks, I’m working on finishing a mostly maple dining table...

3 06-23-2017 03:55 AM
View daves1's profile

Glaze Coat problems

06-20-2017 12:55 AM by daves1

I recently tried using glaze coat on a cedar live edge coffee table and had a...

7 06-22-2017 02:00 PM
View Shaun's profile

"Seasoning" a Wooden Salad Bowl (As Opposed to "Finishing")

06-20-2017 02:31 PM by Shaun

Hi Lumber Jocks I’m still quite green at woodturning (and woodworkin...

8 06-22-2017 12:05 PM
View zipmac22's profile

Red Cedar Treatment

06-20-2017 01:45 AM by zipmac22

I have some trim that borders around my garage door. The old trim is about 30...

4 06-20-2017 11:47 AM
View Serenity2017's profile

Refinishing parquet wood floors - fixing scratches and staining

06-20-2017 01:16 AM by Serenity2017

HI I decided to rip out my carpets and keep and refinish the parquet wood ...

0 06-20-2017 01:16 AM
View steveinaz's profile

Need help rescuing this project

06-17-2017 12:23 AM by steveinaz

My first mistake was choosing cherry for this project. I had anticipated some...

11 06-19-2017 10:26 PM

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