Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice

For resistance, varnishes are tough to beat

Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

28_bob_fexnerWhen you use the term "varnish," you're probably referring to conversion varnish if you spray finishes. If you brush or wipe, you're probably referring to one of the many varnishes sold at home centers and paint stores.



Spray is only as good as your actuator

Written by Greg Williams Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

16_greg_williamsThe performance of aerosols is largely based on whether your can has a clear path that is not clogged or inhibited



Soap can be a surprisingly good furniture finish

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:36

28_bob_fexnerPopular in Denmark, using Ivory Flakes on solid woods like oak, pine, ash and beech can be a worthwhile experience



Shellac’s value stands the test of time

Written by Greg Williams Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:17

16_greg_williamsThis all-natural resin that is a renewable resource dries to the touch in minutes and can be sanded or recoated rapidly



Acetone can be an all-around solution

Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 21 December 2009 18:22

Since it's not considered a VOC and HAP, you can use as much as you need for cleaning or to make your finishes work



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