Finishes and Finishing
Don't be intimidated by the finishing process. We'll guide you to the right finish for your project—polyurethane, lacquer, shellac, and more—and show you how to get picture-perfect, repeatable results.
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.
Who do well-heeled Manhattanites call on to redo or renew their high-end antique furniture? Those in the know look to the master—Dominick Coiro.
Forget finicky finishes. Try these four techniques to bring out red oak’s different personalities.
Even open-grained oak can be smooth as glass when you plug those pesky pores.
A high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) spray gun makes applying a finish easier than ever. Follow these simple procedures and keep that gun performing like new for years to come.
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?