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.
I finished my workbench top with several applications of Watco Danish Oil, top and bottom. I know it periodically will need re-oiling. Should I re-oil the bottom, too?
I want to remove the clear finish from a piece of furniture. What is the best chemical to use? This isn’t a valuable antique, merely an old table that’s showing wear.
I’m working with a wide piece of walnut that has sapwood on one edge. Is there a good way to stain the sapwood to match the heartwood?
When applying the stain, I accidentally left a streak of stain across the grain. Now, I can see that wipe mark. What can I do about it?
I recently bought an HVLP sprayer. So far, I’ve applied water-based finishes while wearing just a cheap respirator. I’d like to get a better respirator for spraying other types of finishes.
What finish would best protect the front and sides of a bathroom vanity and medicine cabinet?