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Black Shellac

Black Shellac

01-06-2012 09:39 PM by tenontim | 19 comments »

I just made the picture frame in photo and decided to try the Black Shellac from shellac.net. Here’s the info from the distributor:The BLACK is all natural from the raw materials.No additional pigment or coloring is added.• On Light toned woods, the First coat yields a richmedium Cordovan (Bluish-Red) Mahogany.• A second Coat is Deeper & Dark Cordovan toned Black.• The third coat yields the BLACKwith a shadowed hint of DEEP Blackish-Purple. This is not a de-waxed shellac, so if ...

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Howard Paste Wax (Walnut Color) Leaves a Nice Satin Finish

Howard Paste Wax (Walnut Color) Leaves a Nice Satin Finish

12-14-2011 10:44 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

I was looking for a paste wax that was…1. Easy to apply2. Wouldn’t leave swirl marks3. Dark enough to avoid white wax marks on brown finishes4. Not so dark that it would change the color of my furniture5. Thick enough to fill fine scratches in the lacquer6. Most importantly would leave a satin sheen (I didn’t want a high gloss wax) Well on a recent mission style dining table, I found that Howard’s Citrus paste wax met all of my requirements. I started with a w...

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Very nice oil/wax finish - Simple application

Very nice oil/wax finish - Simple application

12-14-2011 07:31 PM by Jack_Isidore | 1 comment »

In the past, I’ve used Gary Week's danish oil finishing schedule, which was recommended to me from a woodworking instructor. I really like the results, particularly using Deft brand danish oil. However, working on prototype wood iphone back panels (LB project, s main purpose, finishing hardwood floors, the price could really be a deal-breaker.

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expensive but worthy!

expensive but worthy!

12-04-2011 04:41 PM by slickSqueegie | 19 comments »

durable enough for a floor and nice looking enough for furniture! Clean-up is simple! and the finish drys a lot faster than their oil based. I didnt even have to thin it out to use with my sprayer!

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Excellent Waterborne Clear Coat

Excellent Waterborne Clear Coat

12-01-2011 10:44 AM by NiteWalker | 7 comments »

I decided to write this review because I don’t see this finish mentioned too often, and it really deserves more recognition. It’s a waterborne clear coat that’s been formulated for spraying directly from the jar (that’s one really neat thing about it, it comes in plastic jars that are reusable, not tin cans). I started using it this past summer after reading some reviews around the web and from a member on woodnet I look to for finishing advice. I was looking for a ...

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Charles Neil's Pre-Color Conditioner - Blotch Control

Charles Neil's Pre-Color Conditioner - Blotch Control

10-29-2011 05:12 AM by semmons23 | 4 comments »

I’ve posted a written review and my video review of Charles’ blotch control on my blog. Overall its a great product. Easy to use, non-toxic and it just plain works. http://www.thedustydeveloper.com/2011/10/review-charles-neals-pre-color.html

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Improved spray paint?

Improved spray paint?

10-25-2011 01:55 AM by SchotterWoodworking | 2 comments »

Oh yes it is! There are more colors and more coverage per can! The paint seems to come out in greater volume so be ready for a faster spray pattern. Finally, the name of the color is on the can; instead matching the cap color! (bit of a pet peeve of mine with spray paint manufacturers) Nothing too fancy, just some basic improvements to simple products that are headed in the right direction.

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Easy on the fingers.

Easy on the fingers.

10-25-2011 01:45 AM by SchotterWoodworking | 5 comments »

I’ve seen these little jobs hanging around the spray paint for a while now and I’ve been dying to give one a try. I went for the RustOleum brand as opposed to the generic one next to it. (about a $2 difference) I am very happy to say, after painting a wheelbarrow, a 55 gallon drum, a planter box and 6 Halloween decorations, my fingertip did not have the traditional ache that comes with using spray paint all weekend. It is well balanced and very comfortable to use for long periods ...

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Best I've used

Best I've used

09-30-2011 03:23 AM by JayPique | 5 comments »

I just saw this review, and I completely agree – it’s the best I’ve used. It smells like Band-aids I think. The only thing you need to watch is that if you spread it with a steel putty knife it will start to turn black if you work it too long, so I use plastic, or stainless steel to spread it. It comes it a nice wide range of colors too, and if it gets dry you just add a drop or three of water and mix it up again. Great stuff.JP

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Valspar Spray Primer - White.  Run away from this stuff.

Valspar Spray Primer - White. Run away from this stuff.

09-11-2011 01:51 PM by David Grimes | 11 comments »

They sell it at Lowe’s and at Tractor supply. I couldn’t find any of my beloved Zinsser white or clear so I gave this a try in priming a raw birch plywood desktop for a customer’s built-in desk. Long story short: I sprayed, It dried (slowly). When finally dry, I tried to very lightly scuff sand before applying finish paint and it completely gummed up my paper AND made little white dough balls over the surface. I scraped it all off with a 5-in-1 tool, then used a Rus...

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