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Characteristics and application of opaque finishes.

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How can I remove small, paint brush marks off rough, natural wood interior beams?

Our post & beam house has paint marks on the posts and beams from a past owner. They were repainting the drywall and did not tape off. Since the wood is rough cut my concern is sanding will stand ...
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Painting a half lap/notch joint

I am building a loft bed, the post (4x4) will have a notch/lap joint at one end which will have a beam sitting in it. Wood will be pine or white wood. The furniture will be painted white (semi-gloss)...
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Why applying a high gloss Acrylic Clear Coat on our oil-based wood stain has created an inconsistent topcoat

I have a raw wood table where I did the following steps: Sand the wood Applied a linseed oil and let it dry for 3 days Applied an oil-based wood stain (semi-gloss) and let it dry for one day. The ...
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Order of Operations of Stain, Paint, BLO

I sanded an axe handle (hickory) into shape and am beginning the process of finishing it. I want the bottom grip of the handle to be stained, a line of gloss black paint (I know, not typical on an axe ...
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Colouring applied wood filler

I’d like to preface this question by stating I am a complete novice when it comes to woodworking and this is in fact the very first time tackling anything like it. I bought a 1920s oak desk chair ...
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painting wood with existing engraving logo

I have a piece of wood with an engraved logo and text. Both the wood and the engraving are painted. The engraving is gold and in great conditions; not very deep (perhaps 1/32" or even less). The ...
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Do primers actually help or hurt paint adhesion?

I've seen paint blistering before, but this is the first time I noticed it on my own project. My wood project had been in the rain outside during the night, and there were lots of bubbles on the ...
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Why do most paint companies not sell matte exterior based paint?

Most paint companies have the option to buy satin or gloss exterior water-based paint. Very rarely do I find matte exterior paint. There's lots of interior matte paint, but exterior matte paint is ...
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First time painting furniture - top coat, polyurethane yellowing?

I've built a small office desk and a shoe rack out of pine and now plan to paint both. The most used parts, i.e. table top of the desk and the shelves of the shoe rack are going to be black, the rest ...
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Refurbishing Posts & Beams in a Modern 1954 House

I'm trying to refurbish the posts and beams in my house. They're quite beat up in some spots and have water damage streaks in the existing finish(es) in others, so I've decided to strip the existing ...
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Problems with linseed oil paint

I have been trying to make my own linseed oil paint by adding pigments to boiled linseed oil. I have added around 500 g of titanium oxide per litre of BLO and around 125 g of zinc oxide (to help speed ...
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Problems with linseed oil paint

I have been trying to make my own linseed oil paint by adding pigments to boiled linseed oil. I have added around 500 g of titanium oxide per litre of BLO and around 125 g of zinc oxide (to help ...
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Overpainting corner hutch

I would like to refinish the inside of a corner hutch. Below are images of the current condition. Click on image for a larger version of the image. Click on image for a larger version of the image. ...
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Finish for MDF Worktable

I built a thick worktable out of MDF and I'm looking to treat the surface. It's inside permanently but it should survive the occasional Oil/Water spill. Aesthetics don't matter. Can I just leave it ...
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Stop my drawers from blocking caused by a layer of paint

I built a wooden cupboard with drawers. When the woodworking was finished, the drawers could be pulled out smoothly but I then applied stain onto the drawers and the cupboard, which now makes the ...
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How to get this colour in pine?

any idea how this color can be achieved? Both the body and top, which seems to be different On top I believe is some sort of black wenge diluted, but the other one im not sure if it is grey and wiped ...
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DIY "white wash" from thinning latex interior paint?

I'm looking to paint a red oak commission piece and the client asked about a "white wash" type finish instead of purely opaque white paint such that the grain shows through. I was wondering if there ...
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I accidentally removed some paint from my child's toy with surgical spirits while disinfecting it, what went wrong?

So during the coronavirus pandemic I have been spraying any package contents I receive with 80% surgical spirit if it is plastic and nonedible. Today my daughter received a couple of new toys in the ...
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Not woodworking, but..need a washable sealant that won't absorb grease to be applied over a painted wall

I have painted a scene on the wall behind my kitchen stove. Now I need to protect the paint to that it 1) doesn't absorb cooking spatters and 2) is washable for the cooking spatters that do land on it ...
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How to find replacement body paint for Record #07 handplane

Question I'm restoring a Record #07 hand plane (see Images section below). I plan to use electrolysis to clean the rust out of the nooks and crannies, and I suspect doing so might also attack the ...
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Getting pine to look like this

I have some retro style furniture made out of pine, and need to get it to the color of the table in the picture. At first glance, it looks like some kind of oil over varnish, but can't figure it out. ...
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Lacquer/polyurethane over paint?

I am painting cabinet doors using Dulux waterbased satinwood. It does seem to remain in a state where things touching it tend to stick. I have found this to be the case on other doors even after many ...
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Painting cabinet doors

I'm going to paint my MDF kitchen cabinet doors and want a professional finish. I'm testing on some MDF offcuts to perfect the finish. I have used a paint sprayer using Dulux satinwood, finish does ...
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Difficulty level in restoring wood bench?

For a while I've been looking for someone to restore the furniture in the picture. Without the caning, the cheapest I found was $350. They would take the furniture apart, sand and repaint, and then ...
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Durable clear finish over lettering on natural background

I am making a skittles board with b2 birch plywood. For those that don't know, this is not a candy server - it is a tabletop game somewhat like a combination of bowling, shuffleboard and top spinning....
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Removing Spilled Paint and Staining Table

A clumsy contractor put a paint can on a table of mine (no stain, varnish, 100% fresh wood) and a ring of paint got left behind on the table. What is the best way to remove the paint so that I can ...
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Does water-based polyurethane affect paint color?

I recently painted a dresser. I originally painted it a darker gray than I wanted so after putting the initial two coats on I took the paint back to Home Depot and had them lighten the rest of the ...
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Refinishing an "antique" storm door

I recognize that this may be more appropriate for DIY, but what I'm doing hies pretty closely to classic woodworking, so let's give it a try. I've read a few Q&A related to refinishing wooden ...
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Remove white paint from old wood fence

I used some reclaimed wood from a ~12 year old fence to build the top of a farm table. The paint on the fence is white, faded, and powdery. If you pick up a board it dusts up your hands a lot. What ...
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Painted board coated with shellac

My painted board has 2 coats of shellac & has dried for 2 days. But when I place a piece of décor on it, it leaves a mark.
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Do I need to use epoxy primer on fiberglass/epoxy before painting?

I am building a stitch&glue plywood boat that is coated with fiberglass and epoxy on the outside. I am trying to determine whenever I need to add epoxy primer on top of the epoxy coat before ...
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How to be confirm removal of glue residues?

I have some loudspeakers with the front panel made of MDF, on which a matte plastic foil was attached. After 15 years the glue is ineffective and the plastic shrunk, so I would like to remove it ...
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Painting the edges of a cutout (inner and outer edges)

Is there a special technique that anyone can recommend for painting inner and outer edges of a cutout (say, from a jigsaw or something). I've thrown together an example in Tinkercad: I'm planning on ...
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Finish for hand painted/lettered wood sign

I've just started cutting, sanding, and staining premium pine craft wood from Lowe's to make my hand painted signs. I do hand lettering and use water based acrylic paint pens and sometimes gel pens. I ...
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Type of wood for chunky puzzle

As a novice in woodworking, I am looking for some advice concerning a project I have in mind. I would like to create something similar to a chunky puzzle, something that looks like this, with much ...
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Drill holes for bookshelves before or after paint?

I am building a set of built in bookshelves with floating shelves set on pins. The bookshelves will be painted, so I'm assuming 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of finish. Should I drill the holes for ...
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Longterm protection for outdoor painted bird feeder (bird safe & environmentally friendly)?

I'm custom building some bird feeders which will be sold for a charity. They need to be safe for birds, look decent for a while, preferably be environmentally friendly. 1) What are my options for ...
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Linseed oil finish over spraypaint

I'm want to paint my project with a very light coat of spraypaint, without grain filler so that the wood grain is still visible. I've seen a linseed oil finish on bare wood, and after 10 or 15 thin ...
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Removing spots of tempera paint from rough sawn cedar board ceiling

I've read the thread on removing paint from rough sawn wood but it doesn't exactly address my situation. My daughter painted some designs on the ceiling of her room with some kind of tempera-based (I ...
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How do I prevent knots in a pine wood bead board panel from bleeding through paint?

I want to paint a knotty pine panel and saw a recommendation to use two-part epoxy marine paint as primer so the knots would not bleed though the paint as few years later. Do I use the marine primer ...
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Painting & finishing Baltic Birch [duplicate]

I've started a DIY speaker project based on some components from PureAudioProjects. So far, I have fabricated modular speaker baffles from Baltic Birch (they attach to a frame, albeit a bit different ...
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Making removable marks on walls for e.g. cabinet installation

I'm building and installing various cabinets and shelving units around the house, and when it's time to install them, knowing the exact stud and cross-bracing locations is very helpful. I have an ...
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How would you create a high gloss finish on furniture? [duplicate]

From a smooth lacquered finish like this: To a high gloss like this: How would I get create a finish like the picture above when starting with a smooth lacquer finished piece of furniture (i.e. IKEA ...
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Painting a kid's bed frame

I'm going to be building a bed frame for my daughter and would like to paint it. I want the finish to be durable (no chipping, and be able take some abuse from toys being hit against it), so am ...
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How do I properly care for my paintbrushes?

I have been diligently cleaning my paintbrushes after use by rinsing them in the recommended solvent (in this case mineral turpentine). Nonetheless, this last time my paintbrush hardened into a solid ...
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Can I salvage a paint brush with dried polyurethane on the bristles? [duplicate]

I bought a nice Wooster Pro nylon brush to use for applying water-based polyurethane to some projects. After the last application, I forgot to wash the brush and it has since dried and hardened. I can ...
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How do I fix a new douglas fir tongue and groove exterior floor that is oozing sap?

I've just had installed a new Douglas Fir tongue and groove porch floor - the porch is covered but will still get some rain. The flooring already has two coats of Woodlife Classic and I will be ...
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Should I use solid color wood stain or paint for my project?

I know questions based on opinion are not too welcomed here and I'm trying to avoid making this look like one. My situation is this: I'm building a piece of outdoor patio furniture. For part of that ...
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Do I need to sand, condition, prime etc and what paint and stain is best to finish my Armoire?

I am new to woodworking and paint finishes and have been trying to find the most cost- and time-effective way to redo this piece but also give stunning results. It has a yellowed pine finish and I am ...
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Identifying Paint Type on Finished Furniture

I recently acquired a wooden table with a high-gloss painted surface. In moving it, I scratched one edge. I am hoping to repair the damage (hopefully without repainting the whole table) and then ...