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Water-Based Finishes: What Should You Know About Them?
Megan Cherry,
It's true that many believe water-based finishes are safer than other finishes, and that they are also safer to handle. However, water-based finishes still use some of the same resins used in urethane and acrylic finishes.
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Pigment Oil Stains
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There are both advantages and disadvantages to using pigment oil stains. While you may enjoy the advantages of this stain over the other two types, you should be aware of the disadvantages before you decide to use this stain for your wood finishing project.
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What's The Difference Between The HVLP And Conventional Spray Guns, Used For Finishing?
Megan Cherry,
Whether you're doing a refinishing job on a simple woodworking project such as a wall-mounted coat rack, or tackling something more complex, such as refinishing your grandfather's antique rolltop desk, you'll need a little knowledge and some basic finishing equipment to get the job done right.
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Should You Choose Wax Or Polish To Protect Your Wood Furniture?
Megan Cherry,
Products for caring for your wood furniture abound. If you don't believe me, just take a look in your local supermarket or discount store and you'll see many polishes and waxes available to choose from.
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How To Correct Small Blemishes And Defects In Your Woodworking Project
Megan Cherry,
Even if you're making a simple piece like a pair of bookends, you'll want to remove these blemishes if you want your woodworking project to look its best.
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Filling In The Pores To Create A "Piano Finish"
Megan Cherry,
Since ultimately all woodworking projects are judged by their finish, you may want to consider adding a touch of elegance to your own project by filling the pores of the wood.
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How To Apply A Wood Finish
Megan Cherry,
When you finish a woodworking project, you should try to stain your wood as soon as possible to get the best finish you can. If you wait, your piece has a larger chance to become damaged by scratches or stains, and it may accumulate dirt and oils.
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The Key To A Great Finish Is Surface Preparation
Megan Cherry,
No matter what your current woodworking project may be, whether it is a built-in bookshelf or a simple jewelry box, to create a truly beautiful piece you must put on a proper finish.
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Choosing A Top Coat For Your Woodworking Project
Megan Cherry,
When you're done with your woodworking project, of course you want to protect it. A top coat protects the finish of your project, as well as the wood itself.
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Bleaches In Wood Finishing: The Good And The Bad
Megan Cherry,
Another way to change the color of your wood besides staining it is to bleach it. As you can imagine, stains add color, while bleaches take color away.
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Choosing The Proper Finish For Your Woodworking Project
Megan Cherry,
If you've finished your woodworking project, congratulations. Now, what type of finish do you want to put on it so that not only will you protect your hard work for years to come, but also enhance its innate beauty?
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Making A Modular Book Shelf
Megan Cherry,
Like most things building a coat rack or a modular book shelf that covers an entire wall is not that hard if you have the proper tools and a little know how.
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