Finishing Guide

Paint ~ Stain ~ Varnish ~ Wax & Polish

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Workshop Finishes

Add life (and good looks) to your shop with our four-can plan 
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4-Step Antique Finish

Create a fool-the-eye timeworn look 

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Mix it up! 

Create beautiful, unique colors with these paint recipes 

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Scott Phillips talks with the guys at System Three to learn about their epoxies and some new items coming out. Mirror Coat has been around awhile as a pourable protective top coat. They've been working on a product that is slower curing and can be poured in much larger amounts, Mirror Cast!

Chad Stanton joins us for some tips on General Finishes Java Gel. Need help refinishing old cabinets? General Finishes Gel Stains open up a world of easy-to-attain possibilities for revitalizing wood furniture, redecorating your home by changing the color of wood cabinets, furniture and floors.

Watch & Learn Finishing Techniques


A simple strategy for a showroom-quality finish.

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Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job, but it can transform the look of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets. It may sound daunting, but breaking it down into bite-size steps can take away the fear factor.

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Milk paint, chalk paint, furniture paint, mineral paint … it can get confusing. There are a large number of paints on the market these days for refinishing and updating furniture and interior projects, and there seem to be more every day. Let’s take a look at the different (and same) characteristics of each.

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