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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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Zinsser Primer

04-08-2020 08:20 PM by Sourwood

I recently picked up an Earlex 5500, and don’t have prior HVLP experience. ...

3 04-08-2020 10:21 PM
View AAAOA's profile

Fixing a mistake

04-07-2020 11:00 PM by AAAOA

Hey all, This is my first post and my first bit of woodworking outside of ...

8 04-08-2020 09:01 PM
View mkuhn's profile

Cypress Countertop Finish?

04-08-2020 02:42 PM by mkuhn

I just had a brand new island made for my kitchen with a cypress top. The pla...

1 04-08-2020 07:25 PM
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Need help removing stain

04-07-2020 11:01 PM by Bentley818

I have a small antique business and often must refinish pieces. I am self tau...

7 04-08-2020 06:41 PM
View scribble's profile

Sprayable black paint??

03-28-2020 03:11 AM by scribble

I have a entertainment center that I would like to spray black with my earle...

24 04-08-2020 04:27 PM
View Clipper's profile

Botched Rubio monocoat dining table -repair possibility

04-08-2020 02:42 PM by Clipper

I made a dining table out of mixed oak hickory and chestnut slabs retaining m...

1 04-08-2020 04:20 PM
View CWWoodworking's profile

Under catalyzed CV

04-04-2020 11:28 PM by CWWoodworking

My theory is my supplier under catalyzed the CV and/or used the wrong catalys...

11 04-08-2020 02:55 AM
View Golden47's profile

Cloudy after staining. NOT blushing/humidity issue. ~~PHOTO~~

07-25-2014 01:09 AM by Golden47

Hello, This is a long one. I have been trying to experiment to find th...

18 04-07-2020 09:32 PM
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Epoxy finish bar top questions

04-06-2020 10:58 AM by Paraphoe

Hey guys. Newbie to the forums, and not too experienced woodworking either, b...

14 04-07-2020 12:34 PM
View coalcracker's profile

Finishing green wood log for outdoor seat

04-06-2020 01:52 PM by coalcracker

I have come into possession of a thick section of sycamore tree trunk, ~ 19&#...

10 04-07-2020 01:34 AM
View Danpaddles's profile

kill virus on our project?

04-05-2020 01:59 PM by Danpaddles

Got some bored kids in the neighborhood, was thinking maybe they would like s...

9 04-06-2020 01:40 PM
View Mark Shultz's profile

Filling small cracks 8nnpens or knife scales

04-03-2020 02:36 AM by Mark Shultz

What do you all use to fill small cracks in stabilized or non stabilized pen ...

6 04-04-2020 05:17 PM
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White Chalky Film on SYP Tongue and Groove Ceiling

04-02-2020 08:28 PM by OLCHIEF

My house was built in 1986. The living room walls and vaulted ceiling are to...

11 04-04-2020 05:01 PM
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Minwax Polycrylic VS General Finishes High Performance

03-28-2020 10:29 PM by Rivercityjeff

I’ve sprayed both waterborne finishes with an Earlex HVLP successfully....

5 04-04-2020 06:25 AM
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Shellac for cabinet drawer boxes?

04-02-2020 03:57 AM by tkeenan

I was thinking of using Zinsser clear shellac for the finish of some hard map...

5 04-03-2020 02:02 AM
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Filling inaccessible cracks with a liquid filler?

03-30-2020 11:13 PM by Silvanus

I am working on a musical instrument that I designed. It has a very complex i...

24 04-02-2020 11:27 AM
View Wraypau's profile

Little advice on finishing cabinets please

04-01-2020 06:33 PM by Wraypau

I decided to refinish my kitchen cabinets. They were whitewashed maple with s...

5 04-02-2020 07:16 AM
View AlainBriot's profile

Question about how to finish wooden tools

03-28-2020 02:16 PM by AlainBriot

Hi, I recently purchased three Ash mallets from Garrett Wade. The photogra...

22 03-31-2020 05:23 PM
View Wheely34's profile

How can I darken my stain?

03-25-2020 10:49 PM by Wheely34

Hey guys, beginner here, so bear with me. I inherited an old dresser, probabl...

18 03-27-2020 12:43 PM
View SuzyQ222's profile

wipe on poly looks like plastic

03-24-2020 01:29 PM by SuzyQ222

I was advised that rather than try staining my pine tv stand the be the best ...

27 03-26-2020 01:06 PM

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