Finishes and Finishing
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.
I’ve always used a brush to apply stain, and sometimes I have trouble blending the overlapping areas to avoid them showing when the stain dries. Is there a better way?
I’m making a keepsake box with a lid featuring an inlay of a contrasting, lighter wood. I want to stain the lid’s primary wood to even out its color variations. How can I do this?
I waited too long to clean my spray gun, and now the lacquer I was using has hardened inside it. Can this gun be salvaged?
Between applying a film-forming finish, such as paint, opaque stain, or exterior varnish, or a penetrating-oil finish. What’s the best route for an exterior finish?