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  1. Wood Finishing
    I have been using Minwax Hand Rubbed Poly Satin finish to finish maple and walnut picture frames and I really like the ease of application and the look of this finish. The satin finish looks very natural and since it is an oil-modified finish it imparts a subtle amber tone to the wood. I also...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm applying matte water-based polyurethane to my douglas fir table. Up until this point I've been sanding between coats with steel wool, BUT, I just read that this is a bad idea, because the steel particles can get trapped in the finish and eventually rust. Yipes! It's still too early to...
  3. Wood Finishing
    My client is restoring an older small home type of building on his property. He completely stripped off the old finish from the old Knotty on his walls and ceiling. Now it is bare wood. I sprayed one coat of a water based sanding sealer I got at Home depot today. It made that old Knotty turn a...
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