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  1. How to stop paint from running through pine wood grain

    Wood Finishing
    Hey everyone, and Happy New Year! (almost) Novice woodworker here. For Christmas this year, I made my brother an engraved and painted sign out of pine wood. I was generally happy with how it came out, but had a few issues with paint bleeding through the grain of the wood. I'll describe my...
  2. What paint to use on toys, table, bed

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I am newbie woodworker and I was trying to find out in my country (Slovakia), what are the best paints for different purposes. But I found out that it is not very easy task. Please help me with it: 1. What opaque paint to use on wooden toys? I have some toys for my kid that can be thrown...
  3. MDF with edge banding or birch ply with edge banding for frameless cabinets?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello! I am planning my first frameless cabinets for my kitchen - it took convincing to get my wife to allow me to do them, so I cant screw up :wink: I'm struggling to decide on the materials. I've built some prototypes in my shop for tool stands as a proof of concept. I used birch plywood...
  4. Paint can rim clean up

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I’ve been focused on a long project (that should be done soon) and haven’t had much time for anything else. Today though, I suddenly thought of an easy solution for cleaning the paint can rims. No matter how hard I try I always seem to be chasing that last little bit of paint around and around...
  5. Best finish for kitchen cabinets

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm currently in the final phase of building my own home. My wife and I want to have our kitchen cabinets painted. The problem is that we are not getting the same advice from different painters as far as what finish would be best. First, the guy at Sherwin-Williams said he...
  6. Newbie, latex painting problem

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I am making a vanity mirror with particle board. I have done 4-5 layers of oil-based primer. I have sanded it to 150. I then used BEHR latex-based paint on it. I did it twice. wet sanded it with 220 grit sponge. applied another layer (this time paint + Floetrol) Later I tried sanding...
  7. Spray Paint between Stain & Polyurethane?

    Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm building a 'fancy' set of corn-hole boards using mahogany and iron pipes with floor flanges as the legs. Can I paint a graphic onto the boards after I've stained them, but before I put the wipe-on polyurethane on the boards? :confused1: I plan on using 'Montana Gold' acrylic spray...
  8. table saw, RAS, etc. partially exposed to elements...

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I don't have a garage or shed to have a workshop and keep a tablesaw under plastic under the eaves next to my house. The other TS I am building a dolly to be able to wheel up on my porch along with my RAS. I will ultimately build a carport to keep them under and the lot is too small to ever...
  9. Pallet Wood Painting - South Carolina

    Project Showcase
    Simple project to do with the kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wood-Painting/
  10. Delta Restoration Paint

    Power Tools & Machinery
    As many of you know I am in the process of restoring a 1955 wood cutting band saw. Parts of it are cleaned up and ready for paint so I am wondeering what you folks use for paint. I know Rustoleum seems to be popular on another forum I belong to. Sherwin-Williams seems to be another. What do most...
  11. stenciling a toothpick to-scale basketball court

    Design & Plans
    Hi Guys, I'm in the process of planning the construction of a to-scale toothpick basketball court (the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, home to the 76ers). Once I lay the toothpicks down I'm going to stencil the court (sidelines, three point lines, half court logos, etc.) Does anyone have...
  12. Painting woodwork - advice? paint choices? best paintable surface?

    Wood Finishing
    Hi everyone, As a novice to the wood working craft, I continuously run into questions like this that I simply haven't seen or haven't experimented with, etc. I have the idea to build a small nightstand that mimics my current nightstand (as I only have one). The bedroom set is white, so i'm...
  13. Removing Paint from a Guitar

    Wood Finishing
    I have a friend whose sister painter her guitar and now she wants to remove the paint. Any advice on how to do this. I never refinished anything so delicate. My suggestion was paint remover and fine steel wool so as not to remove any of the wood. Any suggestions on type of remover to use or a...
  14. Staining vs Painting under Polyurethane

    Wood Finishing
    Hello gentlemen, I've been making extremely long skateboards for myself since I was a teen because I'm tall and clumsy and enjoy the surfing, cruising aspect more than orthodox boards allow. I've always dreamed of making one with a finish on it that looks like a real surfboard, but I'm stuck...
  15. Getting paint out of corners, Pic included

    Wood Finishing
    Hey guys, refinishing a coffee table...first time doing a project like this. I don't have mentor so I come here for advice. I used chemical paint stripper to remove the majority of the paint, then I sanded the remainder off. But I'm having problems getting the paint out of the corners, see...
  16. Clear Coat over Acrylic Paint

    Wood Finishing
    Hi, I've assembled a few drum sets now over the past 3-4 years, and I'm on a new one. This time, I'm doing a pretty detailed paint job over the shells and would like to put a protective clear coat over it. Most of the time, I have sprayed clear gloss lacquer over the shells when doing a...
  17. Custom Plank Chairs

    Design & Plans
    So I'm a noob, but just wanted to post a few pictures of a few cool projects I've been working on. Pretty sweet plank chairs, extremely comfortable and just an overall fun project. Hope everyone likes'em ;) Feed back is appreciated ;)
  18. Need advice on outdoor wood finishing methods.

    Wood Finishing
    I finished the underside of my porch roof and a dormer-style entryway with pine planks. I like the look of the raw wood, and I would like to finish it with a product that leaves it looking natural; but new, not weathered. The wood is completely under cover and receives less than an hour late...
  19. Lacquer finish vs. varnish finish

    Wood Finishing
    This is my first posting/question on this site and hope to get results. I have gone through a lot of threads and have so far been pleased. My question is, I want to build a cabinet for my laundry room and my wife likes the wood look as opposed to laminate. I am familiar with both varnish and...
  20. removing paint from wood

    Wood Finishing
    beginner woodworker here. I'm trying to remove a couple layers of paint from a coffee table (about 3 x 5 ft). I want to stain and vanish later. I started to use 60 grit vibrating sander (square kind). But wondering if I'm doing it right. The paint is slowly coming off. I've had to change...
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