Finishes and Finishing
Find finishing techniques, tips, and tricks including stains, water-based and oil finishes, dyes, exterior finishes, and urethanes. You'll also learn how to create your own finishes.
When it's time to apply a knockout finish, there are a lot of contenders. Some can take a punch; some bounce back fast. Here's how to choose the one that's a fair match for your project.
Are there benefits to upgrading to an HVLP system? We've got the answer here.
Even open-grained oak can be smooth as glass when you plug those pesky pores.
Brush aside brushed-on and wiped-on finishes for super-smooth, sprayed-on topcoats.
What if I told you of an age-old woodworking finish that imparts a beautiful luster to any wood; builds and dries quickly.
My projects sometimes have nicks that need to be filled. I’ve heard a little bit about a burnin technique. How difficult is that skill to learn?
The makers of a lot of wood finishing products describe how they “nourish the wood” or “replace natural oils.” Are these accurate statements or hokum?
In issue 155, page 112, you talked about polyurethane glues. Once the foam dries and you chisel it off, does the glue prevent the wood from absorbing stain?