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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 Shawn's profile

LEAD paint???

07-22-2014 02:12 PM by Shawn

I have an old door with the original knob and hardware, that still works, tha...

2 07-22-2014 02:34 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

wiping back dye stains after spraying?

07-18-2014 07:34 PM by jimmyhopps

Just curious how many people wipe back their stains after spraying dyes (Tran...

17 07-21-2014 05:50 PM
View Rayne's profile

Seal MDF edge before gluing hardboard to it?

07-20-2014 12:56 AM by Rayne

I’ve searched the boards and can’t find anything exactly relevant...

3 07-20-2014 06:44 AM
View Scootles's profile

Can oils spontaneously Combust in containers?

07-18-2014 05:32 PM by Scootles

My BLO and Tung Oil cans are a mess. I was considering putting them in a Glu ...

11 07-19-2014 12:22 AM
View Josh99's profile

Finishing advice please

07-18-2014 06:36 AM by Josh99

Hello, I am trying to make a farm table. (Promised 6 years ago to the ...

14 07-19-2014 12:17 AM
View Mammatus's profile

Seeking finishing advice on Maple stool

07-18-2014 01:36 PM by Mammatus

I made a small solid maple stool for my daughter’s first birthday—...

4 07-18-2014 02:57 PM
View Billy E's profile

Epifanes + accelerator....shelf life?

07-17-2014 07:45 PM by Billy E

So I have epifanes clear varnish and woodfinish matte. I also have some acce...

2 07-18-2014 01:08 AM
View azlogger's profile

Alternative to sanding paint?

07-15-2014 06:51 AM by azlogger

This a little hard to explain…take a look at this photo and then I̵...

24 07-17-2014 05:22 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

water based poly over danish oil?

07-16-2014 05:35 PM by JesseTutt

Several weeks ago I applied Watco’s Danish oil on a maple fixture inten...

1 07-16-2014 06:51 PM
View Gene Howe's profile

Could be useful

07-15-2014 02:26 PM by Gene Howe

Penetrating epoxy. In the video, they are restoring a weather checked ding...

7 07-16-2014 12:37 PM
View Bugzy's profile

Appropriate Wood finish for bathroom

07-15-2014 07:39 PM by Bugzy

I need a little help…...truth be told A LOT of help. I’m new t...

2 07-16-2014 12:39 AM
View diito's profile

Good tricks for sanding inside corners?

07-14-2014 08:45 AM by diito

Does anyone have any good tricks for sanding inside corners (and well)? I al...

10 07-16-2014 12:06 AM
View Michigander's profile

Lacquer over Arm-R Seal Oil & Urethane?

07-13-2014 05:57 PM by Michigander

I am building a solid cherry side table that will see a lot of abuse; food, b...

10 07-15-2014 07:36 PM
View rrww's profile

Polishing Out To A Satin Finish - Without The Cloudy Look

07-15-2014 05:49 PM by rrww

Hey guys & gals, I have done a few polished surfaces, but only to a gl...

2 07-15-2014 06:17 PM
View kocgolf's profile

At my wits end trying to get a nice poly tabletop

07-15-2014 12:28 AM by kocgolf

It’s not my first time around the block with Poly (oil) although I do h...

10 07-15-2014 02:23 PM
View fiddlebanshee's profile

How to dispose of paint thinner

07-14-2014 11:30 PM by fiddlebanshee

Simple question that I do not know the answer to. How do you do it? Bring it...

15 07-15-2014 04:13 AM
View Jeepin85CJ7's profile

Tips for finishing a redwood bench swing

06-20-2014 10:53 PM by Jeepin85CJ7

I just finished making a bench swing out of reclaimed red wood. I am planning...

2 07-11-2014 02:37 AM
View Hatefly's profile

Pine Slat Bench Finishing

07-01-2014 08:34 PM by Hatefly

Hello all, So I have completed my most complex project – A slat benc...

11 07-08-2014 08:11 PM
View Tapefreak's profile

New table with water based conditioner, want to use oil

07-07-2014 03:06 PM by Tapefreak

Hi all, this is my first post to the forum and I’m excited to be part o...

6 07-08-2014 05:59 PM
View birgertime's profile

First time- would appreciate any advice

07-04-2014 04:02 PM by birgertime

I bought what looks to me like a very nice black walnut slab and am going to ...

18 07-08-2014 02:44 PM

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