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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 10:42 pm
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  1. Icon5 Spraying Polyurethane

    I have some MINWAX Polyurethane I'd like to spray onto a few boat paddles I'm fininishing. Can anyone suggest a good mix ratio and working PSI? ...

    Started by Bean, 08-19-2010 10:31 pm
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  2. Stain…shaken or stirred?

    My current project will be stained with Minwax, Fruitwood stain. I’ve had a ½ pint can of it out in the shop for 6-8 years??? I opened it yesterday...

    Started by deepsplinter, 02-24-2011 3:10 pm
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  3. Wet Your Wood Before Staining?

    Here’s the story: I need to make some cabinet doors to match what’s already there. Matching the style is gonna be the easy part. Matching the...

    Started by deepsplinter, 03-12-2011 6:06 pm
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  4. 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 10:02 pm
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  5. 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 1:39 am
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  6. Stain - Dye ??

    I need to color the cabinet I am making. I need to aapply color no later than SATURDAY this wek. I cannot seem to get the dark shade to match...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 04-19-2012 12:59 am
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  7. Clear coat over paint

    Made a adirondack chair for a woman who wanted it painted with flat paint. Now she wants a clear coat on to protect the paint. What should I use,...

    Started by bch47, 04-06-2012 6:58 pm
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    04-09-2012 5:40 pm Go to last post
  8. 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 1:17 pm
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  9. Frozen Stain

    Ok, I have some water based stains in the garage and didn't expect the temp to drop below freezing. I've now got slushy stain. I brought it inside...

    Started by Trevor, 01-22-2013 2:48 pm
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  10. Humidity & Lacquer

    I’ve been spraying some lacquer sealer this afternoon. I can usually start sanding on it right after I get the gun cleaned, but it’s still a little...

    Started by deepsplinter, 04-27-2011 10:08 pm
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  11. Applying Polycrylic

    Was wondering, having not used this stuff for anything but vacuum stabilizing, how do you apply the stuff? Brush? Foam brush thing? Paper...

    Started by SDB777, 11-30-2013 12:22 am
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  12. Shelf Life of Stain

    What is the shelf life of oil based pigment stain? I built an entertainment center for some people about 8 years ago. They bought a smaller TV,...

    Started by deepsplinter, 10-21-2011 11:38 am
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  13. Zinnser Shellac

    I read on another forum about Zinnser shellac cans failing and leaking shellac everywhere. Several people stated that it happened to them so it's not...

    Started by Cody Colston, 02-05-2011 5:33 pm
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  14. 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 1:06 pm
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  15. Staining wood...

    I was experimenting with various stains on various woods and got VERY disappointing results. It might have been the species used or my technique....

    Started by rionm, 12-11-2012 7:00 pm
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  16. 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 2:29 pm
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    09-29-2010 12:40 am Go to last post
  17. mission stain on Quarter Sawn White Oak

    I am feeling a bit pressured to do this, and I have done it on another thread (but I can't remember which) I am always glad to share what I have...

    Started by Wisardd1, 10-30-2012 5:10 am
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  18. 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 4:11 am
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  19. 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 9:24 pm
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  20. Icon5 What is the difference between steel wool and wet/dry 400-600 grit paper?

    I've used steel wool on Poly but the steel fibers break off and get stuck in the work. Why do you use it instead of sandpaper? I will be...

    Started by Elizabeth, 07-29-2010 9:51 pm
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    08-06-2010 4:48 pm Go to last post

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