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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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View BBrown626's profile

Small spray gun recommendations?

03-06-2013 08:46 AM by BBrown626

I have a very nice gravity fed HVLP gun for spraying finishes, but most of my...

1 03-06-2013 10:29 AM
View Eddie's profile

Mineral Oil or Poly finish for this nursery light box

03-05-2013 05:23 PM by Eddie

Hi guys.I am pretty new to this whole thing and this is one of my first proje...

12 03-06-2013 02:22 AM
View hubo's profile

Filling Grain on In Progress Lacquer finish?

03-05-2013 08:30 AM by hubo

I am in the process of finishing off an African Mahogany box. I was planning...

0 03-05-2013 08:30 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

Rubbing out a finish to high gloss

02-28-2013 03:20 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve been trying for a year now achieve a mirror like, high gloss shine...

33 03-05-2013 06:14 AM
View dontknow's profile

Finishing a solid walnut wall

03-03-2013 08:21 AM by dontknow

Finishing a solid walnut walli have just finished putting up a walnut planked...

10 03-04-2013 10:35 PM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

General Finishes Enduro Var water based urethane questions

03-03-2013 07:03 PM by Matt Przybylski

Hey everyone, I’m in the planning stages for shop cabinetry/rolling cab...

14 03-04-2013 05:43 PM
View ROB_IN_MN's profile

top coat for boiled linseed oil

03-04-2013 07:43 AM by ROB_IN_MN

I am trying to determine how long I should wait before topcoat a walnut/maple...

5 03-04-2013 03:59 PM
View Jordan Henkel's profile

Dining room table finish

03-03-2013 07:45 PM by Jordan Henkel

Hi everyone, taking in some considerations for a table finish. I just want to...

1 03-03-2013 10:21 PM
View ToddJB's profile

What a tough wood filler?

03-03-2013 05:12 PM by ToddJB

All, my 9 month old son literally pulled our bedroom door off its hinges (he&...

14 03-03-2013 09:22 PM
View Millo's profile

Mixing linseed oil and Japan drier to make BLO

03-02-2013 05:04 AM by Millo

I have some Tried and True ‘Danish oil” (just linseed oil, no var...

8 03-03-2013 02:42 PM
View Nygiants77's profile

Is this veneer?

03-01-2013 11:46 PM by Nygiants77

I’m not sure if this desk top is veneer but I was told it is solid Hond...

12 03-02-2013 10:08 PM
View centexliveoak's profile

clear live-oak bowl finish

03-02-2013 08:35 AM by centexliveoak

I have completed turning a nice bowl from Live Oak (Texas hill country). I w...

2 03-02-2013 02:51 PM
View Nygiants77's profile

Refinishing an old desk

02-25-2013 12:57 PM by Nygiants77

Over the weekend I acquired an old desk with a little history. At first thoug...

20 03-01-2013 01:42 PM
View Schoffleine's profile

Does Polyurethane strip stain/oil?

02-27-2013 10:53 PM by Schoffleine

I’m doing my first real ‘finishing’ today and applied some ...

8 02-28-2013 03:25 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Preferred Finishing techniques for Totes & Knobs

02-22-2013 06:55 PM by HorizontalMike

I have finally gotten into turning my own totes & knobs and am wondering ...

15 02-27-2013 10:38 PM
View WoodArtbyJR's profile

George Nakashima Style End Table Finish

02-15-2013 03:05 PM by WoodArtbyJR

I am in the process of finishing an end table that has been on my “Hone...

17 02-27-2013 05:59 PM
View drpdrp's profile

Beginner finishing and Lowes

02-09-2013 01:32 PM by drpdrp

Okay, before I get started I want to make something absolutely clear: Yes,...

25 02-27-2013 02:47 PM
View scvwooding's profile

Glue and Stain

02-24-2013 08:35 PM by scvwooding

Why is it that when I go stain a project where I have used glue in the joints...

12 02-26-2013 05:12 AM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Best way to refinish 30 year old cabinets

02-08-2013 11:06 PM by TopamaxSurvivor

Hello LJs, I am wondering about and looking for ideas to refinish the bath va...

16 02-24-2013 11:46 PM
View steve's profile

looking for ideas of a less involved, step-wise finish routine

02-24-2013 12:45 AM by steve

For a Natural Satin/semi-gloss, non-stained finish, I generally u...

26 02-24-2013 03:02 AM

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