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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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What's your favorite shop mix clear finish?

06-21-2013 02:36 PM by Robert Tutsky

Lately I have been using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (gloss) wipe on finish a...

8 06-22-2013 05:13 PM
View Tommy Evans's profile

How long after glue-up for shellac

06-22-2013 02:52 AM by Tommy Evans

I just completed my first 2 drawers for a kitchen base cabinet. These are rep...

7 06-22-2013 01:52 PM
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bentwood rings

05-01-2013 08:36 PM by jeff robinson

For those who make bentwood rings I have a question. When applying the ca glu...

3 06-21-2013 07:40 PM
View pinebox's profile

How do I darken the red heartwood in pine but keep the white part white?

06-21-2013 12:55 AM by pinebox

I have a pine board for a wooden box I’d like to make that has a pretty...

7 06-21-2013 02:05 AM
View LarryB's profile

gel stain experience?

06-19-2013 05:19 PM by LarryB

I’m finishing a cherry chest that I’ll post later. This is my fir...

10 06-20-2013 10:01 PM
View a1Jim's profile

Charles Neil's on line finishing Class

06-05-2013 04:47 PM by a1Jim

Charles Neils new on line finishing class is now active and on line . Talkin...

9 06-20-2013 05:00 PM
View NEwtoowood's profile

Refinishing 50 year furniture with old oil /wax

06-18-2013 12:53 PM by NEwtoowood

Help ! I was talked into (actually conned) refinishing some 50 old furniture ...

8 06-19-2013 02:31 PM
View JReed3's profile

Mineral Oil Drying Rack

06-18-2013 02:12 PM by JReed3

I make numerous cutting boards of different sizes and finish them with mi...

4 06-18-2013 06:07 PM
View RH913's profile

weathered look

03-18-2013 11:59 PM by RH913

Hi allLooking for an easy way to make new pine look gray and weathered??Or at...

18 06-18-2013 02:15 PM
View shelly_b's profile

how to mix mixol tints

06-13-2013 04:17 PM by shelly_b

Hi, I am making a cabinet/armoire for a coworker. He gave me a pic from a mag...

27 06-18-2013 02:09 AM
View BenI's profile

Finishing Cedar

06-17-2013 01:58 PM by BenI

Hi all, I’m slowly working on building a gate and small section of f...

11 06-18-2013 01:42 AM
View lexxx07's profile

Stain won't take

01-27-2013 12:14 AM by lexxx07

stain won’t take well getting freckles need to stop my project and re-s...

84 06-17-2013 12:33 PM
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06-15-2013 06:53 PM by DHaden

My father in law was going to throw out a gallon metal container of BLO. I to...

4 06-15-2013 10:55 PM
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Best finish for solid black walnut floors?

06-14-2013 03:51 PM by yellowtruck75

What is the best durable finish that I can use for my new solid black walnut ...

6 06-14-2013 08:47 PM
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SW Kem Aqua Plus or GF Enduro Poly?

06-11-2013 03:09 AM by noone

I have been using GF Enduro White Poly on cabinetry and was wondering if Kem ...

16 06-14-2013 06:52 PM
View dhazelton's profile

Anyone use untinted base paint as a substitute for spar varnish?

03-18-2012 10:56 PM by dhazelton

Like the question says – I have to sand and clear coat a wood door that...

28 06-13-2013 11:11 PM
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Raw Linseed Oil Questions..

06-13-2013 03:39 AM by flwoodie

I am making some kitchen/bar utensils, and I am trying to decide on a finish....

12 06-13-2013 09:57 PM
View Clint Searl's profile

The fallacy of conventional wisdom

06-13-2013 01:16 AM by Clint Searl

Conventional finishing wisdom has it that thinning a finish will increase pen...

4 06-13-2013 10:41 AM
View sheet's profile

How do I finish Ipe wood flooring,applying Poly at the end?

06-12-2013 07:49 AM by sheet

I am finishing my first Ipe interior floor. I would like guidence from some o...

2 06-13-2013 04:23 AM
View SuperDave0002's profile

minwax natural

06-10-2013 09:25 PM by SuperDave0002

Whats the point of minwax natural #209?I’m sure it must have a use or t...

17 06-12-2013 07:28 PM

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