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48 days ago

Satin poly over semi-gloss - 9 replies

Hey guys, Another quick finishing question. Got some water-based poly on sale. I prefer the look of satin, but they only had it in quart sizes. So, I got a quart of satin, and a gallon of semi-gloss. I figured I could do the first 2-3 coats in semi-gloss and the final coat in satin. It sounds like it should work, to achieve a satin sheen...

61 days ago

Water-based poly over India ink? - 5 replies

Hey guys, I’m using India ink for the first time. Does anyone know whether or not I can use water-based poly over it? The bottle says it contains shellac. Thanks,Joe

154 days ago

I can't stop doubting this design... - 35 replies

Hey guys, I’m building an aquarium stand for my sister. She chose the design based on a cheaply-made, but overpriced (particle board) stand she saw at PetSmart. I got the dimensions of the tank, looked at the picture of the stand she liked, and recreated it in Sketchup, or so I thought. As I finished cutting all the pieces of plywo...

174 days ago

Having trouble editing my profile... - 4 replies

Does anyone else have trouble updating their profile? I have tried several times now to add my location, signature, real name, etc. Each time, I save the changes, then I go back and all the boxes are blank again. The first two times, I did it from my iPhone, so I thought that was the issue. I just tried from my PC, and still no dice. Joe

179 days ago

Coloring Wood Black? - 23 replies

I’m building an aquarium stand for my sister, and she wants it to be black. I’d rather not try shooting oil-based black paint from my low-powered HVLP gun, so I’m leaning toward dye (though, I’m open to any suggestions). My major concern/question is whether or not black dye gets black enough. Would I just need to app...

223 days ago

General Finishes Enduro Pigmented Poly - 0 replies

Hello folks, I’m wondering if anyone here has experience with General Finishes Eduro Pigmented Poly. I’m building an aquarium stand for my sister and she wants it black. I’d love to be able to skip paint and apply this product as a color and a finish. The other option I’m considering is black Transtint dye (or som...

489 days ago

Storing Water-Based Finish - 13 replies

Hi all, I’m hopeful that one or possibly more can shed some light on an issue for me. Like many of you, I don’t get into the shop as often as I’d like, so I have a can of General Finishes Water-Based Top Coat that’s been sitting for about a year. The finish is fine, but the rim of the can has started to rust. The ...


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