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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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Scuff lines and small bumps on Waterlox countertop

12-08-2013 06:31 AM by irish620

Hey Guys, I have applied 5 coats of Waterlox with a natural bristle brush ...

2 12-09-2013 08:39 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Trying to get a mirror finish with shellac

10-14-2012 09:34 PM by Purrmaster

Greetings. I’ve recently began working with shellac. And while I...

43 12-09-2013 07:20 PM
View shelly_b's profile

finishing before assembly

12-02-2013 11:13 AM by shelly_b

I am working on an armoire. The inside is going to be white washed and the ou...

9 12-09-2013 02:06 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

Poll: What is your preferred finish on shop tool handles, new or refurbished?

12-06-2013 06:20 PM by Lee Barker

Please cut and paste and add your X so we have a running total: Wax BLO...

14 12-08-2013 08:44 PM
View watermark's profile

Danish oil wont dry?

07-31-2013 05:28 AM by watermark

Update from last time I posted about the same project. After waiting a long ...

16 12-08-2013 05:55 PM
View Sunnygirl's profile

Sprayed Paint Doesn't Stick to Edge

12-07-2013 01:08 PM by Sunnygirl

Paint doesn’t stick to the corners/edges on my sprayed cabinet doors &#...

8 12-08-2013 03:59 AM
View Micah Muzny's profile

I just had an idea, not sure if it can be done!

12-05-2013 04:10 PM by Micah Muzny

This may be a new idea or someone may of thought of it before. So here is wha...

8 12-08-2013 02:07 AM
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What Clear coating will work over acrylic craft paint for outside

12-07-2013 04:14 PM by kyscroller

My wife has painted a Nativity set for outside using Delta acrylic craft pain...

1 12-07-2013 04:20 PM
View Sunnygirl's profile

WooWhooooo ~ Success!!!

12-07-2013 08:03 AM by Sunnygirl

I was having trouble with getting a fine spray out of my spray gun, so posted...

0 12-07-2013 08:03 AM
View drpdrp's profile

Magic smooth wood feel...

12-05-2013 04:21 AM by drpdrp

I do most of my work in pine (and also I am still pretty new to all this) and...

10 12-07-2013 07:13 AM
View Dallas's profile

Lacquer line.... Taped too long.

12-06-2013 08:48 PM by Dallas

OK, here I go.Monday I got a guitar repair project ready to finish with black...

8 12-07-2013 03:56 AM
View MNJackofAllTrades's profile

Festool has a HVLP in the works

02-23-2012 04:06 PM by MNJackofAllTrades

Festool must be working on making a HVLP sprayer. Just a few days ago I rece...

5 12-06-2013 05:23 PM
View Sunnygirl's profile

Which gun to use with Titan Capspray 105

12-06-2013 05:02 AM by Sunnygirl

I have a Capspray 105 turbine HVLP with a Maxum II gun, and I’m getting...

16 12-06-2013 03:53 PM
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12-05-2013 06:33 PM by 1yeldud1

I received a pile of maple boards from a friend of mine this week. A bunch o...

10 12-06-2013 03:40 AM
View Scott C.'s profile

Best budget friendly water based poly?

12-03-2013 08:32 PM by Scott C.

I’m looking for a the best bang for your buck water based poly for spra...

7 12-05-2013 07:49 PM
View pete69's profile

cheese Board

11-27-2013 05:58 PM by pete69

Hey everyone, hope all is well. need some help, I have some small black oak ...

6 12-05-2013 03:53 AM
View Biff's profile

Finishing advice needed. Desktop.

12-04-2013 01:39 AM by Biff

My wife bought a nice solid wood desk but the top was badly stained, looks li...

17 12-05-2013 12:51 AM
View Shoedawg's profile

HELP!!! Finishing Issue with Pictures HELP!!!

12-04-2013 08:34 PM by Shoedawg

I am a newbie woodworker, but have been doing a lot of reading/resear...

9 12-04-2013 09:42 PM
View plang's profile

May be a silly question, but......

12-04-2013 09:05 PM by plang

here goes anyway. I just mistakenly sprayed on a high gloss finish of paint ...

3 12-04-2013 09:29 PM
View Apulliam22's profile

Identifying 50's wood veneer for a beginner

11-21-2013 04:15 PM by Apulliam22

Let me start by saying, my style of refinishing wood is normally paintingR...

18 12-04-2013 08:53 PM

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