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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. HVLP Spray Systems

    In the latest issue of FWW, Teri Masaschi tested 14 compact HVLP turbine spray systems. I've seen a few queries about HVLP and thought I would post...

    Started by Cody Colston, 08-25-2014 6:34 pm
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  2. Finishing / Sheen

    Mike brought up some very interesting points in another thread. The following applies to todays modern finishes.. Maybe it's something we all...

    Started by rrich, 07-13-2014 2:11 am
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    07-27-2014 3:35 am Go to last post
  3. Minwax Polycrylic

    I've brushed this stuff on a couple projects in the past. It seems hard enough, and after some abuse (by me), it was easy to repair. ...

    Started by deepsplinter, 06-17-2014 5:35 pm
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    07-12-2014 11:56 am Go to last post
  4. Gel Stains

    Is there an additive you can put into regular stains that will cause them to gel?

    Started by art3427, 07-03-2014 3:50 pm
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    07-10-2014 8:28 pm Go to last post
  5. any recommendations on finish sprayer?

    I keep seeing the earlex 5500.

    Started by Wisardd1, 06-11-2014 6:18 am
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  6. Runs and drips

    Typically I'll wait a day between coats of finish. I was putting finish on a small out door table and noticed that I had a big run from the day...

    Started by rrich, 05-08-2014 4:32 am
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    05-20-2014 3:03 am Go to last post
  7. Butcher Block Finish

    I'm about to make a fairly simple table for the DIL she will use in her kitchen as an island -- nothing fancy just a table with a butcher block top,...

    Started by Johnboy, 05-14-2014 6:25 pm
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    05-19-2014 7:05 pm Go to last post
  8. Spray Painting - Skills Development

    Well Today is another first for me - spray painting Latex/Acrylic - interior paint. I got a Kobalt spray guy at Lowes. Yes I know - it's not top...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 04-20-2014 4:12 pm
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    04-20-2014 11:39 pm Go to last post
  9. Outdoor finish

    I'm completing an outdoor project. It is a large storage unit that will sit on the back porch under a roof. It will not be directly exposed to rain...

    Started by art3427, 02-27-2014 7:13 pm
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  10. If you don't know this, it is worth knowing...

    I learned this while finishing carvings. It simple terms, I call it the brown paper bag trick. It kills dust nibs. After finishing a piece, wait a...

    Started by Wisardd1, 03-31-2014 5:11 am
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  11. Done With Deft

    Deft spray lacquer is getting harder to find in Tyler. On the way back from the doctor this afternoon I stopped at a hardware store to see if they...

    Started by Cody Colston, 11-09-2013 12:29 am
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    02-21-2014 10:02 pm Go to last post
  12. Grain Filling Question

    It is an Oak desk top. Roughly 66 x 33 with bread board ends of cherry. The top has been run through a wide belt sander and then sanded 120, 180,...

    Started by rrich, 01-31-2014 6:05 am
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  13. Finish suggestions for cherry project

    Not sure if I've found my wings yet but I'm jumping out of the nest anyway. I've decided to build a blanket chest and have chosen cherry for the...

    Started by Glazier, 01-31-2014 3:32 am
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  14. Finishing Suggestions

    I have this child's chair that I'm repairing then refinishing. The wood looks to be maple and in fact one of the pieces to the seat looks like it...

    Started by Johnboy, 12-21-2013 6:25 am
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    12-26-2013 9:53 pm Go to last post
  15. mahogany grain filler?

    I'm looking for a grain filler for natural finish mahogany. I know I can do the "seal and sand' approach but that can get time consuming. What have...

    Started by art3427, 12-05-2013 9:54 pm
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    12-15-2013 12:32 pm Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. table finish

    I have a walnut table top to make. What ids the best finish for a kitchen table? Leaning toward Laquer, but it's been a while since I played with...

    Started by woodmannie, 11-27-2013 12:21 am
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    12-03-2013 11:41 pm Go to last post
  18. Matching Mahogany Flooring Colour

    I am trying to match a factory finished Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla) to African Mahogany for box newels box stringers and hand rail. I have...

    Started by stewy96, 11-09-2013 3:38 pm
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    12-02-2013 5:45 am Go to last post
  19. Shellac, my new favorite workshop finish

    I used to not finish workshop projects at all, but I've found more recently that it makes dust cleanup far easier if stuff has a finish on it. Plus...

    Started by safetyboy, 11-30-2013 3:49 am
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    12-01-2013 6:19 am Go to last post
  20. UV Protection

    I cannot remember who or which thread was talking about UV protection -- I ran across this today. My wife paints and she recently finished an oil...

    Started by Johnboy, 11-06-2013 7:11 pm
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    11-09-2013 12:25 am Go to last post

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