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solid body guitar finishing

12 responses · Apr 11, 2018 · Gordon Steeves
Hi, I just came across your site while doing a search for Behlen products. I just received a great Swamp Ash billet, with lots of grain patterns. I am making a Telecaster style body, the ...

Email verification

1 response · Mar 27, 2018 · Kevin
What is the process to get Email address verification?

Tung oil for trim and doors

3 responses · Mar 18, 2018 · Brad Elford
Hello, I am finishing a new red pine floor with your Tung Oil. Should I use the same amount of coats for the doors and trim as the floor or can I use less for ...

Finishing a butcher block bakers table

1 response · Mar 7, 2018 · D. K . Banks
I am trying to seal out & put a hard finish on a Maple butcher block table that was used for years as a bakers work table. My usual wipe on poly is not sealing ...

Gel stains and Finishing oil

1 response · Mar 5, 2018 · Patrick
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to read through and answer! What I want: I am restoring an existing century old pine stair case that I wish to stain and finish. The spindles are ...

oil for interior timber frame finish

1 réponse · 21 Fév 2018 · Yanick
What is the best oil for timber frame post and beam finish? Is Porto Verde as good than Greenoil (Carve)


1 réponse · 18 Jan 2018 · mike mcnerney
re. the target pigmented lacquer what is the diference between white pastel base & tinted

Linseed Oil

3 responses · Jan 10, 2018 · TTaylor
Can linseed oil be used as a wood sealer and preservative underneath oil based paint. In other words, can I apply linseed oil to exterior surfaces of raw pine wood window. After curing, can I ...

Ash Guitar

1 response · Dec 14, 2017 · Jon G
I'm looking to excentuate the grain of my ash guitar Do I apply a lacquer before using a dark filler to bring out the grain? Can I seal the guitar with tru oil after using ...

Hardwax Oil Table Top Finish

1 response · Nov 24, 2017 · Chad MacCallum
I just recently purchased a can of Oslo Polyx-oil and Pareo Secondo to try out on a few furniture projects. The first test will be refinishing a dining table top that will see a lot ...

Cabinet door finishing for novice!

1 response · Nov 21, 2017 · JoeClark
Hello, I just built my first set of cabinets and doors. I am very happy with the result. Poplar face frames and poplar door frames with mdf panel. I am trying to match a finish ...

How to Fix a Mottled Stain Finish on Maple

0 responses · Nov 21, 2017 · JoeClark
Hello, I made a large table top (84" x 42") out of hard maple. I milled this wood from rough lumber. It came out beautifully (and heavy). However, when I applied MinWax stain (Provincial oil-based), ...

Flour paint

7 responses · Sep 16, 2017 · Ermionia
Could you please tell me 1. how I can get a light grey colour in flour paint 2. Can I use RAW linseed oil instead of boiled and, if not 3. How can I turn ...

Trying to make White paint from flour

6 responses · Jul 27, 2017 · Nicola
I used Blanc de Titane but it come out greyish, added Blanc de Meudon but it made no difference. I made 1 litre of paint and added 300g of Blanc de Titane and 100g of ...

finish over urine

1 response · Jul 6, 2017 · johann marx
I'm looking at a contract to redo a barn floor 2400 sq ft and have been told by the heath dept that i have to replace the floor.It's 2x6 stacked on edge is there a ...

Tongue oil

2 responses · May 3, 2017 · Bill Chaput
Can colours be added to tongue oil? I want to apply to clear pine doors

Oxalic Acid mix

1 response · Jan 13, 2017 · Antoine Gagnon
How do I make an Oxalic acid solution with the crystal purchased at your store?

lightening uno shades

1 response · Jan 20, 2015 · johann marx
I want to put a grey wash over pine that has what is called a natural blue stain.I like the grey uno but find it a little dark,can I mix the uno with secundo to ...

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