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Interior Anti-Slip Wood Stairs

7 responses · Mar 26, 2024 · by Tony
I am building a staircase with oak treads in a 3-season cottage. Is Bona Traffic HD Anti-Slip still the only …

Canoe paddle refinish

2 responses · Jul 8, 2024 · by Mike Boag
Hello - I am refinishing a custom wood canoe paddle. I am first applying a fibreglass cloth/epoxy over the blade …

Sealing MDF after CNC cutting/routing

1 response · Jul 8, 2024 · by Jeff Campagnaro
Hello Looking at a recommended sanding seal or some type of sealer in general to seal/level off MDF after it …


3 responses · Jun 15, 2024 · by Phil dam
Can I use Bona traffic HD on my IPE indoor hardwood floor?

Sealer on tung and teak oil finish on table top necessary?

7 responses · Jun 19, 2024 · by Russell Wood
Is sealer on tung and teak oil finish on table top necessary if intending to use Pre-cat clear lacquer satin?

Restaurant Tables

5 responses · Feb 24, 2024 · by Priyanka Lewis
Hi, I have some butcher block restaurant tables that I am about to finish. I typically have used Minwax stain …

Does Finico double boiled Linseed Oil contains chemical/metal dryers?

12 responses · May 28, 2024 · by John Yan
Hello, Does anyone know if Finico double boiled Linseed Oil contains chemical/metal dryers? Thanks.

Filling in texture on kitchen table top

19 responses · May 5, 2024 · by Melissa W
Hi there - my kitchen table has a lot of texture, sort of like a weathered driftwood look. It's lovely …

What is this on my finish?

12 responses · Apr 23, 2024 · by Steve1
Like anybody else, I occasionally get defects in my finish. Here I had several bumps in the poly (GF High …


3 responses · Feb 3, 2024 · by Danette Leroux
I used Fini-tech Aspect Ultra Matte but I ran out and the product is no longer available. Can I put …

Applying a sealant over hemp oil and milk paint

6 responses · Apr 4, 2024 · by Beth Venti
Hi! I painted my kitchen cabinets with a combination of 2 black milk paints. I then applied multiple coats of …

Pine Butcher Block Counter

7 responses · Apr 8, 2024 · by Ron S
Hello, I’ve got a newly refinished island countertop in reclaimed pine. We love the natural look and want to protect/seal …

wooden truck bed finish?

8 responses · Mar 3, 2024 · by mark knox
Hello, I'm replacing/reinstalling my 1961 GMC truck bed (was oak), the new boards are ash. I'm wondering, what is the …

Hardwood Sealing

1 response · Mar 25, 2024 · by BG
Hi, I am browsing for hardwood products for sealing and found this website. I have a hardwood floor and unfortunately …

Questions on finishing a walnut and pine railing

15 responses · Nov 7, 2023 · by Marc
Hi ARDEC team, I only just came across your website while looking for various items to finish my cottage railing. …

Polishing Compound for water based Poly

1 response · Mar 13, 2024 · by Steve1
I use General Finishes High Performance poly as topcoat and have been looking into doing a final polish. General Finishes …

finish pine trim and keep from yellowing

6 responses · Feb 16, 2024 · by Marc
Hi Ardec team, I have a lot of interior pine trim to finish - doors, casings for doors and windows, …

Darkening new kitchen cabinet doors

1 response · Feb 12, 2024 · by Jim Roberts
I had kitchen drawer fronts professionally made. Unfortunately they have come out much lighter than I wanted, and Im not …

Hardwood Maple Floor from Ancestral

1 response · Feb 11, 2024 · by Brock
I have a maple hardwood floor from Ancestral that had a natural oil finish installed fourteen years ago. As they …

Filtering paint

1 response · Feb 11, 2024 · by Aatos Lehtila
Ardec sells two kinds of filters to remove any particles from paint to be sprayed. I bought the cone filters …

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