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How much pigment needed?

2 responses · Sep 17, 2019 · Greg Smith
I'm building a resin table that will use most of a 12L kit of EcoPoxy 2:1. I'm planning on using the Fire Truck Red metallic pigment with some Caviar highlights. How much of the Fire ...

Best finish for epoxy charcuterie board

5 responses · Apr 16, 2019 · Justin
I have recently poured an epoxy charcuterie board with cherry live edge, after a lot of research I'm still unsure of a good finish that works on both epoxy and wood as well as is ...

Osmo decking oil over Osmo UV

1 response · Aug 24, 2019 · James LaRocca
I'm making an outdoor bench from walnut. The description of OSMO UV Oil says that it shouldn't be used on horizontal surfaces where water may sit and soak in. It says use the decking oil ...

guitar finishing

2 responses · Aug 14, 2019 · thanks!
Hi I am trying to replicate a faded honeyburst gibson style what products would I need? heres an example of what i am trying to achieve. Can anyone help?

Flour paint questions

4 responses · Aug 14, 2019 · Bee
Hi, I really love the recipe for flour paint on this website but I was just wondering a couple of things about it. Like, what is the purpose of the black soap in it? And ...

EM6500 substrate

1 response · Aug 12, 2019 · Chris
Hello. I received a set of Innocraft (Chinese ready-to-assemble brand) kitchen cabinets that were handled before the finish had dried. I'm looking to re-coat them -- hopefully with a custom color tint of EM6500 + ...

Wood Electric Guitar Finishing

4 responses · Jun 17, 2019 · Blair Dunlop
I have a few species of solid wood guitars Pine, Alder and Ash that I will be finishing (see Images below) either painting or staining then finishing with Behlen guitar finishing lacquer and require the ...

Flour paint for gluten sensitive

3 responses · Apr 19, 2019 · Kriste
I would love to use flour paint on exterior wood, but my daughter is gluten sensitive. Is it possible to replace wheat or rye flour with a different flour? Buckwheat or oats maybe? If not, ...

Difference between acrylic lacquer and acrylic urethane

3 responses · Jun 10, 2019 · Mic
What is the difference between acrylic lacquer and acrylic urethane? Spraying on to wood......high gloss mostly, clear mostly

Tint emtech em6000

1 response · Jun 7, 2019 · Mic
Is it possible to tint em6000 lacquer? If so how? I am looking fir transparent clear coats to spray guitars

emtech em6500 over diluted em1000

1 response · May 29, 2019 · Pascal St-Gelais
Hello I jave searched in many technical sheet but haven't been able to confirm this info. I a video O saw that you should not use use the em6500 over the sanding sealer em1000. my ...

Osmo oil for pine windows?

2 responses · Mar 5, 2019 · Elizabeth A Turner
I have used (and loved) Osmo Oil (poly x) to finish some hardwood furniture projects, and am wondering about its suitability for use on pine windows. I have ordered some Marvin windows (Integrity Wood-Ultrex) and ...

Use of denatured alcohol to prevent checking in green wood.

4 responses · Feb 4, 2019 · Dave Speakman
Hi, I am beginning to turn wood. I'd like to make some stools. I'm using green birch. Green birch that I have rough turned checks quickly. I've tried pentacryl, polyurethane and a linseed oil/beeswax finish ...

American Walnut Vanity

2 responses · Jan 23, 2019 · Ingrid Schneider
Hi! We're trying to complete a bathroom vanity we started last summer (unfortunately due to an accident had to be put on hold). We just finished varnishing the birch drawers as per your recommendation using ...

Dark Tung Oil

1 response · Jan 11, 2019 · Marco
Hi , I just completed applying dark tung oil to a 150 grit sanded, kiln dried 8x10 section of Douglas Fir that will be used as a mantel. The ends came out perfect which is ...

Finishing exotic hardwoods containing natural oils

3 responses · Jan 6, 2019 · cameron bowes
I am finishing some wood boxes made from Padauk wood. I also use other woods like Purplehart which are oily. I would like to try an oil finish like the Osmo products. I have used ...

Shupping to US

1 response · Jan 4, 2019 · Carlos
Hi, can you shipping the Bitumen of Judea to Austin, TX?

Filling gaps between floor board

1 response · Dec 17, 2018 · BobbyD
I am refinishing some old tongue and groove pine floors. Would you recommend your Timbermate product to fill gaps between the boards? The gaps are up to 3/16 inch (most are 1/8 or less). I ...

pawlonia outdoors finishes

1 response · Oct 4, 2018 · Todd
I am seeking a clear finish for a bench made of 3" slabs of pawlonia. I'd like to keep the light wood color as much as possible, though recognize it will grey with time. Fungus ...

Shellac mixture for HVLP

3 responses · Oct 3, 2018 · Shawn Schneider
Is there any solid advice I can get about the proper mixing ratio to spray a smooth even sheen on shellac? My customer ordered flakes and disolved them in Klean strip denatured ALC. I have ...

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