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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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Lesson Learned Unfortunately (Painter's Pyramids) :(

02-23-2017 12:38 AM by RubberDuc

Hey all, So tonight was the last coat of finish I was putting on my custom...

42 03-07-2017 03:20 PM
View livesinaparadox's profile

Lost on what to do - top coat/project suggestions for a noob

03-06-2017 03:20 AM by livesinaparadox

I’ve never painted furniture, and I’m not a crafty person. I boug...

6 03-07-2017 01:16 PM
View Bobmedic's profile

Staining a house with HVLP

05-14-2015 01:30 AM by Bobmedic

I need to stain a house and had the idea of using a HVLP turbine. I seldom pa...

21 03-06-2017 02:51 PM
View rkwoods's profile

gel stain

03-02-2017 04:47 PM by rkwoods

I am refinishing a chair which looks like the wood is poplar. I tried some G...

9 03-06-2017 04:10 AM
View PhillyChopSaw's profile

Blotchy Cherry or Normal ??

03-03-2017 08:50 PM by PhillyChopSaw

So I made this cherry stool, wondering what the gang thinks of this finish. ...

9 03-05-2017 02:43 PM
View carltonwire's profile

Removing / fixing my blotchy stain failure?

02-28-2017 08:57 PM by carltonwire

Hey everyone, I really appreciate all the information I’ve found so...

9 03-04-2017 09:54 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Red oak flooring - refinishing with a grey stain

03-03-2017 01:27 PM by AAANDRRREW

So, I finally won a battle with my better half! We have red oak flooring in ...

4 03-03-2017 03:55 PM
View mujaki6's profile

Beginner needing staining advice

02-18-2017 09:35 PM by mujaki6

Hello all,I have zero woodworking experience and this is my first time trying...

6 03-03-2017 12:30 AM
View GStephens's profile

Cedar smoker table

03-02-2017 04:27 PM by GStephens

I have a customer who just ordered a custom smoker table that he wants made o...

4 03-02-2017 08:49 PM
View pontic's profile

Putting Epoxy over one coat of Watco.

03-02-2017 02:55 PM by pontic

I’m yhinking of doing a pour on top for a kitchen cabinet. Can I putit ...

1 03-02-2017 03:28 PM
View platinumaa's profile

another option beside rustoleum??

02-26-2017 09:26 PM by platinumaa

Although this is a wood forum, im hoping yalls vast swath of wisdom may be ab...

6 03-02-2017 11:47 AM
View platinumaa's profile

Exterior decking finish

02-12-2017 09:05 PM by platinumaa

We are using 2×6x12 pt lumber for floor decking. The deck is approx. 8&#...

6 03-02-2017 01:49 AM
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prep a wood column assistance

02-26-2017 09:23 PM by platinumaa

I am building a cabin and installed these 4×6 red cedar columns about 8 ...

3 03-02-2017 01:49 AM
View TheLostTexan's profile

Lacquer in a hvlp?

03-01-2017 11:09 AM by TheLostTexan

I have been flopded with so many different optuons of spraying lacquer I dont...

6 03-01-2017 03:59 PM
View Guss's profile

thinning mineral oil

11-24-2011 06:54 AM by Guss

Hi I was wondering what i could use to thin mineral oil to get better penetra...

13 02-28-2017 01:29 AM
View Jeff B.'s profile

Finishing solid timber 'side table"

02-23-2017 03:38 AM by Jeff B.

Hello I have a 12”x15”x22” block of oak. It was milled ...

1 02-26-2017 04:11 PM
View fuzzface's profile

WATER DAMAGED BAPTISMAL FONT

02-23-2017 11:34 PM by fuzzface

Hi folks. I’ve volunteered to repair a damaged baptismal font for ...

4 02-24-2017 02:32 AM
View Moosesman's profile

Wipe on poly on top of general finishes gel stain?

02-22-2017 11:32 PM by Moosesman

Has anyone ever tried this? I know you can use a gel topcoat they recommend b...

4 02-23-2017 04:14 AM
View ClammyBallz's profile

Spraying hard to reach areas

02-21-2017 07:43 PM by ClammyBallz

I sprayed this cherry cabinet with garnet shellac and EM8000cv. Because of th...

10 02-22-2017 04:36 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Serious Comparison: Daly's ProFin vs. Minwax Wipe On Poly

02-25-2012 12:58 AM by Lee Barker

There’s an abundance of opinions about finishes on LJ, many of them sou...

8 02-22-2017 03:27 AM

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