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4 A Primer on Finishes
Here's how to start down the right path.
8 Prepping for Finishing
The first steps arc the most important.
13 Good Lighting
Position your light to spot finishing defects.
14 The ABC's of Varnish
Select the right topcoat for your project.
16 Brushing on Varnish
Low-tech methods produce a durable finish.
22 20 FinishingTips
The small stuff can make a big difference.
29 Finishing Rack
Stops sags using horizontal storage.
30 Staining Wood
Add color to enhance a natural look.
34 Tips for Finishing Cherry
How to create a rich, even color.
41 Tips &Techniques for Fantastic Oak Finishes
Multilayered finishes bring out oak's best qualities.
47 Tips for Finishing Walnut
The king of hardwoods deserves a good finish.
52 Staining Pine
Transform a humble wood into a star.
Bring out the beauty of this captivating wood.
58 Painting Wood
It's the prep work that counts most.
60 Bleaching Wood
Subtracting color adds life.
An extra coat can solve many problems.
64 Gel Stain
Solve staining problems the easy way.
66 Super-Smooth Poly Finish
How to rub out a tough finish.
70 Waterborne Polyurethane Basics
Answers to the most commonly asked questions.
73 Outdoor Finishes
A guide to a wide range of choices.
76 Basic HVLP Spray Techniques
I low to succeed at spraying a waterborne finish.
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