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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. Adjustable Height Spray Table

    I started this project last fall and I'm almost finished with it. The driver for this came out of frustration with not being able to have whatever I...

    Started by Johnboy, 05-11-2017 11:09 pm
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    05-26-2017 12:46 am Go to last post
  2. Finish Rant Looking for Solutions

    So I read this article yesterday in Fine Woodworking that explains how to mix and apply shellac. I remember dad using it as a kid and seemed that...

    Started by Tony, 01-20-2017 11:31 pm
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    01-22-2017 2:52 am Go to last post
  3. Laquer Spray - Shelf Life?

    So I tracked down a few people that will ship Deft lacquer spray to CA. I went through a can on a recent project and about to order 2 more (about...

    Started by Tony, 01-10-2017 9:25 pm
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    01-14-2017 1:08 am Go to last post
  4. Safe Used as a Fire Safety Cabinet

    I found an older thread that had to do with fire safety cabinet's and got me to wondering. I have a large safe that I got from a school auction years...

    Started by Tony, 01-12-2017 4:44 pm
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    01-12-2017 9:35 pm Go to last post
  5. "Wood Finishes and finishing Techniques"

    The AAW sent me a link the other day on finishes and a brief history. Pretty informative and understandable for someone like me Well worth the watch....

    Started by Tony, 01-09-2017 1:48 pm
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  6. Color Matching Old and New Deft Spray

    After removing painters tape from a box that I turned I noticed that the previous masked off areas were not finished. I remember using Deft, Clear...

    Started by Tony, 01-03-2017 8:22 pm
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    01-08-2017 4:29 am Go to last post
  7. How Should I Remove Painters Tape Residue?

    Finally got back to a box I'd started 2 years ago. At the time I used painters tape as for masking. Today, with the help of a blow dryer I removed...

    Started by Tony, 12-25-2016 8:45 pm
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    01-03-2017 12:35 am Go to last post
  8. Epifane clear gloss question

    Hello, My first post. I'm refinishing a very old exterior door and use epifane clear gloss varnish. Ive read that I should apply 8 coats. I did...

    Started by Flavor4real, 10-17-2016 3:46 am
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    10-22-2016 1:22 am Go to last post
  9. what finish to use?

    i'm not sure what type of finish to use on this chest or which way to apply it. i'm pretty sure i'm going to need to spray what ever finish. its made...

    Started by Down Yonder, 05-08-2016 8:22 am
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    07-12-2016 11:39 pm Go to last post
  10. Speeding up the curing...

    Whenever I use lacquer spray, I have to wait about 3 weeks afterwards for the smell to dissipate enough to allow a finished project into the house...

    Started by rionm, 06-14-2016 6:32 pm
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    06-17-2016 3:36 pm Go to last post
  11. Shellac question...

    I mainly make small boxes and may seal them with shellac. Spray shellac is so much easier to use on a small project than wiping it on. Spray shellac...

    Started by rionm, 05-31-2016 8:02 pm
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    06-01-2016 5:35 am Go to last post
  12. Finishing Walnut with Watco Danish Oil

    finishing solid walnut humidors with watco Danish oil and plan to wet sand several times. I have already dry sanded 180,220, 320 to raw wood and plan...

    Started by peckwood, 02-08-2016 9:58 pm
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    04-03-2016 7:15 pm Go to last post
  13. Shop musings ... Clouds...

    I don't know what it is about shellac... but it always has the most stubborn clouds when spraying... Lacquer, poly, dyes, etc - no contest - 10...

    Started by Beamer, 03-27-2016 1:16 am
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    03-30-2016 2:20 am Go to last post
  14. Quick question

    Shellac, lacquer, or poly on antique pine. What would you use and why?

    Started by Monty, 03-24-2016 11:55 am
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    03-26-2016 2:54 pm Go to last post
  15. Finish Not Drying

    I completed the cabinet-on-stand I've been building and yesterday put a Watco Danish Oil finish on it...natural. I've had the finish for a while and...

    Started by Cody Colston, 03-03-2016 11:50 pm
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    03-08-2016 3:05 pm Go to last post
  16. An interesting experience

    I'm at HD trying to find a clear finish, UV resistant. The clerk is trying to assist. We're looking at Varathane something or other. He hands me a...

    Started by rrich, 03-02-2016 3:31 am
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    03-03-2016 2:44 am Go to last post
  17. UV Help

    I have a couple of oak chairs with an end table that are being ravaged by UV exposure. In reality, Helmsman just doesn't hack it. Can any of...

    Started by rrich, 03-02-2016 3:20 am
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  18. Painting

    I hate painting!

    Started by deepsplinter, 01-16-2016 10:27 pm
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    01-19-2016 6:28 pm Go to last post
  19. Seal Coat (before paint)

    I'm coming down the home stretch on my wall unit. Time to start thinking about the finish. It's going to be painted...sprayed with white latex. ...

    Started by deepsplinter, 01-08-2016 2:12 pm
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    01-10-2016 1:43 pm Go to last post
  20. finishing cedar with an oil?

    im making some picture frames using cedar an the person asked me to use an oil to finish it ( like boiled linseed). im not sure if it would be a good...

    Started by Down Yonder, 12-19-2015 4:59 am
    • Replies: 9
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    12-24-2015 1:18 am Go to last post

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