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Forum: The Finishing Room

For all things related to applying a finish on a project.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 9:42 pm
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  1. Icon8 Why does my purple heart turn BLACK when I finish in oil?

    Hey, guys. My little boxes have strips of Purple Heart. I've been finishing some with Teak and some with pure Tung oil. In both cases the...

    Started by Elizabeth, 07-27-2010 9:02 pm
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  2. A finish for walnut?

    I've been digging round the Net and in my stack of mags for ways to finish walnut. The one that seems to always come up is boiled linseed oil with a...

    Started by ScottD, 08-14-2010 1:29 pm
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    09-28-2010 11:40 pm Go to last post
  3. the wax thing... over poly?

    OK, my dear friends... I'm a gal so I can change my mind, right?:rolleyes: So.............. here's the deal. Couldn't find the MAOF so didn't...

    Started by Elizabeth, 08-09-2012 8:24 pm
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  4. Getting that nice warm oak finish to a desktop.

    I'm currently building a new room width desktop for our "home office" cum spare bedroom. As I'm doing it on the cheap, its a chipboard kitchen...

    Started by Supratad, 07-12-2011 12:06 pm
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  5. Cans

    Which bonehead got the bright idea of marketing PolyCrylic in plastic one-gallon cans with a plastic snap-on lid? Ok, how about making the opening...

    Started by TDHofstetter, 08-22-2010 2:30 pm
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    09-05-2010 3:45 pm Go to last post
  6. One more time.

    On the band saw boxes. Maybe I presented my question wrong. I didn't say - or I didn't mean to infer that I don't want to ust just oil - or...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 11-29-2010 4:06 pm
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  7. Can I Paint In The Sun?

    My daughter wants all of her downstairs doors painted black. :stupid: (eff u Pinterest) They're these faux raised panel, white, hollow core...

    Started by deepsplinter, 10-08-2013 8:51 pm
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  8. Icon5 OB Shine Juice

    For those of you that use this. What are you putting it into to keep the DNA from vaporing off? BTW, for those that have no idea what I'm...

    Started by SDB777, 05-20-2014 12:39 am
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  9. What is the Beall three wheel system?

    Hey guys. A friend sent me an incredible gift and I asked about the finish cause it's flawless. The reply: "The finish is a coat of Minwax Antique...

    Started by Elizabeth, 01-29-2011 6:44 pm
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  10. Icon5 Alcohol fumes?

    With our dry climate and summer heat starting I prefer to apply shelaq late at night to assure level coats. After spending a few overnight hours...

    Started by dcarter636, 06-07-2011 12:02 pm
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  11. Shellac Flakes

    Hey fellas... Gonna be using a lot of shellac ... and the rattle cans go fast. At almost $8 per can, my School of Cheapness is kickin' in. ...

    Started by Beamer, 11-01-2012 3:07 am
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  12. Lacquer question

    The cabinets that I'm painting in my kitchen rework are sprayed with clear lacquer. After cleaning them can I just spray a topcoat of tinted lacquer...

    Started by ScottD, 11-27-2012 3:11 am
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    12-10-2012 2:14 am Go to last post
  13. Steel wool and vinegar....

    So I've had a small wad of steel wool submerged in vinegar - it's been brewing since 10-15-10..... so far.....nothing. It is super fine steel...

    Started by Sachbvn, 10-27-2010 12:17 pm
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  14. My current finishing tent

    Well this is actually about 5 years old - just about every project I've done has been finished in this tent. The tent was built to keep cat hair and...

    Started by Beamer, 07-05-2011 4:05 am
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  15. First Spray - 2

    Well today was the day to do the 1-st try at spraying. I thinned my satin poly about 25% with naptha. I would do that even if I was brushing it...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 04-25-2012 10:24 pm
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  16. Shellac

    I am mixing a new batch of 2 pound cut shellac. Will if mix faster if I put it in a pan and heat it up on the stove. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Started by Leo Voisine, 12-12-2010 3:16 pm
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  17. I couldn't find lumber core plywood....

    ...so I've gone to plan "B", veneer core plywood. Recap...the kitchen cabinets I'm working on is getting flat (plywood, no rails & stiles) doors...

    Started by deepsplinter, 04-19-2011 10:37 am
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  18. OK - Distressed !!!

    I gotta be doin a very special piece with a distressed look. I can do everything, - BUT something that does not look perfect!!! OK - so HOW do...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 10-14-2011 11:53 pm
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  19. HVLP

    Looking for an HVLP setup that will spray latex paints. What have you guys used & recommend? art

    Started by art3427, 05-12-2012 2:57 pm
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  20. Stainable Filler

    Previously I had mentioned that Minwax made a filler that was stainable. Well here is a picture. 18074 The wood is Oak. The stain is...

    Started by rrich, 09-23-2013 4:35 am
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