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  • How to Match Paint Colors to Print Colors

    How to Match Paint Colors to Print Colors

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    If you have ever frustratingly searched for a very specific color to paint a room in your home, and kept looking until you found the EXACT color you wanted, this tip might be for you. I had...

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  • How to French Polish Your Woodworking Project

    How to French Polish Your Woodworking Project

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    French Polish is a finish commonly found on antique furniture. It is often mistakenly referred to as a substance to be applied to wood, but in actuality is a method of applying shellac to a woodworking project...

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  • Tips for Staining Furniture

    Tips for Staining Furniture

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    Follow these instructions and your furniture will look great for many years to come. How to Stain Furniture Prepare Your Sanding Space 
Place a large drop cloth where you intend to do the sanding. If it’s possible...

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  • Gel Stain Finish

    Gel Stain Finish

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    When you have a fine woodworking project that you’re ready to stain, one option to consider is a gel stain. Gel stains are easy to apply, and you can control the depth of color in your results....

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  • Finishing Fretwork

    Finishing Fretwork

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    Here are a couple of tricks you can use to put the finishing touches on fretwork panels. Tiny ridges, kerfs, and burns marks are common problems. Traditionally, small files (rifflers) are used for getting into the fretwork...

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  • Eliminate drip shadows

    Eliminate drip shadows

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    When finishing a large flat surface, the temptation is to finish the top first. Inevitably, some varnish runs over the edge and soaks into the end grain. Even after you finish the edge, the soakedin drips remain...

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  • How to Match Wood Fillers with Stained Wood

    How to Match Wood Fillers with Stained Wood

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    One subject that I often get asked about is how to deal with filling nail holes on stained woodworking projects. The problem is generally two-fold: -Wood fillers typically don’t take stain as well as the surrounding wood...

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  • Applying a Paste Wax Wood Finish

    Applying a Paste Wax Wood Finish

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    For centuries, woodworkers have been applying wax finishes to woodworking projects. For most of this time, formulas have centered around beeswax, followed later by slightly more-durable carnuba wax-based varieties. For today’s woodworker, though, a paste wax wood...

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  • Painting Outdoor Projects

    Painting Outdoor Projects

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    Outdoor woodworking projects such as patio furniture present a problem that isn’t encountered when building projects that will be kept indoors: how to finish the project so that it is protected from the weather. If you’re building...

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  • How to Apply a Lacquer Finish

    How to Apply a Lacquer Finish

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    Lacquer finishes have been used for centuries to give woodworking projects a tough, durable and water-resistant clear finish. Today’s lacquers are available in both spray and brush-on styles, but both have the advantage of being among the...

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