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Hardwax Oil Hardwood floors

1 response · Aug 13, 2018 · -
Hi there! We have recently purchased a home which has Hardwax Oil Hardwood floors (the wood is Beechwood by Pollmeier) throughout. We have been trying to find out how to maintain these floors and what ...


4 responses · Jul 11, 2018 · Craig Salt
My staining project went horribly wrong... Saman lime green splotches all over an antique table. How do I proceed in removing the colour and evening out the finish... please help!

Proper glaze to use with EM6500

2 responses · Jul 12, 2018 · JoeM
Hi, I am new to the Target EM6500. I would like to finish a bed set with the EM6500 and use a glaze to enhance the look. Target does not seem to cover the use ...

Counter top with sink

3 responses · Jul 7, 2018 · Christopher Edwards
I'm have a 1.5" solid/laminated maple countertop in a laundry room I'm finishing that will have a deep undermount sink as part of it. I really like the matte look of the wax products from ...

Wax over Finico Tung Oil?

2 responses · Jun 24, 2018 · Martin Macdonald
Can a beeswax be applied over the last coat of Tung oil? Can the beeswax be mixed with the tung oil similar to mineral oil/beeswax mix? How long to wait before applying wax over tung ...

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


1 response · Jan 18, 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 ...

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