Wood Finishing Guide http://finishing.tips Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:39:38 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Wooden Flammable Storage Cabinets – Build Your Own http://finishing.tips/wooden-flammable-storage-cabinets/ Sat, 19 Mar 2016 20:00:56 +0000 http://finishing.tips/?p=4561   Yes! It’s true… Wood flammable storage cabinets not only meet code, but can provide better protection than metal cabinets as shown in the video. The key is using the materials and construction techniques spelled out in the applicable standards that are cited and linked in the following article. If you have flammable liquids like […]

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The Best Exterior Wood Finishes http://finishing.tips/the-best-exterior-wood-finishes/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:00:26 +0000 http://finishing.tips/?p=4240   Inside our homes we’re surrounded by wood furniture, cabinets, millwork, and other wood items with beautiful finishes… and without much thought we simply expect them to last a lifetime. The finished wood items we have outside aren’t so lucky.  They’re exposed to the extremes of solar radiation from the sun… moisture in the forms […]

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2K Catalyzed Polyurethane Finishes http://finishing.tips/catalyzed-polyurethane-finish/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:50:03 +0000 http://finishing.tips/?p=4269   Catalyzed polyurethane clear coats and paints are prized for their durability and versatility around the world.  They are used on everything from wood cabinetry, mill work and furniture to planes, trains, and automobiles. Two component catalyzed polyurethanes have several acronyms including 2-part, 2-component, 2-pack, 2-package, 2K urethane, and 2K-PU.  To avoid confusion with other […]

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Glass Paints – Which Works Best? http://finishing.tips/glass-paint/ Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:36:26 +0000 http://finishing.tips/?p=4203   Most paints simply won’t adhere well to glass and will eventually flake and peel.  To successfully paint glass we either need a primer or a paint that’s specifically made to bond to it. To achieve good adhesion on glossy surfaces we often use a primer that’s designed to hold fast and then apply the […]

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How to Measure and Adjust the Viscosity of Spray Finishes http://finishing.tips/measure-and-adjust-the-viscosity/ Wed, 21 Oct 2015 23:49:18 +0000 http://finishing.tips/?p=4166   With one simple tool you can easily measure and adjust the thickness of your finish to make sure it will spray well. Think of thickness in terms of being thin and runny like water or thick and syrupy like honey. This flow property of a fluid is called viscosity – it’s considered low when the […]

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The Best Finishes for Cherry http://finishing.tips/finishing-cherry/ Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:00:29 +0000 http://finishing.tips/?p=26   Cherry is a beautiful hardwood with rich warm colors and a look of depth that comes from the intense hues of reflected light that originate from deep within! In this article we’ll explore the best finishes for cherry, including those that enhance it’s natural properties for the best presentation. Most every woodworker and finisher […]

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Why Finishes Crack & How to Fix It http://finishing.tips/why-finishes-crack-and-craze/ Sun, 18 Oct 2015 06:00:56 +0000 http://finishing.tips/?p=144     Cracks are one of the many ways that coatings (film forming transparent finishes and paints) can fail.  They occur in a variety of forms to include checking, crazing, cracking, alligatoring, and mud cracking. All of these forms are the result of stress. Checking is a mild form of cracking and doesn’t go all […]

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