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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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Budget friendly water based poly suggestions

08-29-2017 11:21 AM by SweetTea

So I have a large stained kitchen cabinet project coming up. 29 cabinets, 47 ...

5 08-30-2017 05:50 PM
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Acrilic paint

08-29-2017 02:43 AM by epdowd

I’m new here and this is my first post, so I’ll say Hello to you ...

2 08-29-2017 06:04 PM
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Need Help- Target Coatings with Cross-Linker

08-25-2017 02:52 AM by TungOil

Today I made up some samples using Target Coatings EM6000, EM8000 and EM9300....

11 08-29-2017 02:17 AM
View cut3x's profile

Refinishing and dating a desk. (believe its 1930's)

08-28-2017 01:33 PM by cut3x

I have lurked a while, finally got a reason to make an account. I know this i...

3 08-28-2017 04:52 PM
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Bubbles in Water Poly

08-27-2017 08:08 PM by richardchaos

No matter what I do I keep getting many tiny bubbles in my Water Based Ploy u...

6 08-28-2017 04:07 AM
View Carloz's profile

How to remove tinted lacquer from figured panels

08-23-2017 07:42 PM by Carloz

There are about 7 pieces of furniture ( kitchen, several nooks, bathrooms) ma...

4 08-28-2017 12:36 AM
View Kirk650's profile

Coffee table finish

08-21-2017 11:24 PM by Kirk650

I’m working up some shelves/coffee table parts for a friend for his col...

6 08-26-2017 04:31 PM
View Carloz's profile

Dye in polyurethane

08-25-2017 04:32 AM by Carloz

I messed up. Stained maple with light brown GF water based dye. Then another ...

6 08-26-2017 03:47 AM
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Cloudy after stain

08-20-2017 02:39 PM by patrickjbarnett

Hello everyone, I built a floating shelf and used Minwax Jacobean to stain...

10 08-24-2017 12:38 PM
View chris's profile

ways to avoid overlap marks (water based stain)

08-23-2017 12:30 PM by chris

this is my first time staining a large surface like this door, it came out ni...

4 08-24-2017 09:05 AM
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Finish induced warping

08-23-2017 02:41 PM by GuntherBespoke

Had a very peculiar experience yesterday. My pine panel was flat and sanded b...

5 08-23-2017 03:41 PM
View Mruniqueid's profile

Light Walnut Finish?

08-21-2017 06:19 PM by Mruniqueid

Hi Guys, I’m working on a desk that is primarily made out of walnut,...

11 08-21-2017 11:06 PM
View Carloz's profile

Best blotch control.

08-20-2017 05:51 PM by Carloz

I’ve been struggling with staining maple with water based dyes for a wh...

2 08-20-2017 06:20 PM
View William64's profile

A good finish for a mahagony project

08-11-2017 12:18 AM by William64

Hi. I have just finished a mahogany project, (a gift box approx 5” x 11...

13 08-19-2017 03:33 PM
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Need help with a finishing issue

08-17-2017 08:49 PM by Ashthewoodist

I recently finished a segmented wood urn and when I was applying the last coa...

3 08-17-2017 09:18 PM
View MrFid's profile

Paint first or glue first?

08-16-2017 02:21 AM by MrFid

Hi folks, I have a question for the expert finishers around here. I am wor...

4 08-17-2017 01:27 PM
View DavidOveracre's profile

Help with epoxy spots

08-17-2017 11:59 AM by DavidOveracre

Hey folks,I poured some epoxy to fill worm holes in a pine tabletop I’m...

0 08-17-2017 11:59 AM
View augdog's profile

Evening out color without staining

08-16-2017 05:03 PM by augdog

This table was improperly finished with an uneven surface and polyurethaned h...

6 08-16-2017 09:55 PM
View king_nickizzle's profile

Not getting a smooth epoxy finish

08-15-2017 02:29 AM by king_nickizzle

I’m using epoxy to go over a slab of black walnut. My first coat looked...

17 08-16-2017 07:37 PM
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Help! New Cypress kitchen cabinets- lap marks/ uneven finish

08-15-2017 03:10 PM by genakaye

Hi, new here! A year ago yesterday my house flooded! I finally just had my ca...

8 08-16-2017 06:04 PM

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