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Finishing & Sanding

Sanding and finishing can become less tedious by using a few of these simple tricks.


Great Color With Water-Based Dyes

This easy-to-use product is the secret to achieving a rich, vibrant, and natural-looking color on your next project. Read More

Spraying Water-Based Finish

This unbeatable finishing combination guarantees top-notch results with an absolute minimum of time and effort. Read More

Working With Workbench Grippers

Find out how these handy accessories make everyday shop tasks go a little more smoothly. Read More

Choosing A Belt Sander

Here are the key features and capabilities to look for when it’s time to buy or upgrade this essential shop … Read More

Rubbing Out A High-Gloss Finish

Getting a professional-quality, mirror finish is just a matter of using the right fi nishing products, techniques, and a little … Read More

A Close Look At Sandpaper

The key to choosing the right sandpaper is matching the type of abrasive to the task at hand. Read More

Brush Care Basics: Cleaning A Brush

With just a little effort, you can ensure that your fi nishing brushes are always at their best. Read More

Using Penetrating Oil Finishes

A perfect balance between ease of application, appearance, and protection makes penetrating oil a standby for many woodworkers. Read More

Better Color With Glazes

Deeper, richer, more natural color on your project — that’s the big benefit offered by the simple technique of glazing. Read More

4 Easy Steps For Perfect Surface Prep

One of the keys to a top-notch fi nish is to start with a well-prepared “canvas.” I stick to a … Read More

Choosing Drawer Liners

Whether you’re storing tools or protecting fine jewelry, you have a lot of materials to choose from when lining drawers. Read More

Choosing & Using Finish Removers

It’s no fun, but sometimes it’s necessary. If a finish has to come off, using the right stripper and approach … Read More

A Guide To Choosing The Best Finish

Once you know what each type of fi nish brings to the table, making the right choice gets a whole … Read More

Tips For Finishing Poplar

Here’s the secret to making this low-cost wood look like its expensive cousin cherry. Read More

Working With Milk Paint

This centuries-old favorite is just the ticket for lending and authentic look to distressed pieces and reproduction furniture. Read More