Finishing Guide

Paint ~ Stain ~ Varnish ~ Wax & Polish

Learn Painting Techniques

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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This water based, non-toxic, pleasant smelling Unicorn Spit is a great way to add a splash of color to your projects whether it be wood, metal, glass, fabric, ceramic, or something else. You can use it full strength or dilute it up to 70% water to get the look you want. Put it on like a paint, a stain, a glaze, or use it to tint your water based finished.

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.

Eric Gorges visits Kansas City Woodcraft to learn about Finishing Techniques

Watch & Learn Finishing Techniques

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Check out this 3-Part video series from host of A Craftsman's Legacy, Eric Gorges and Craig Arnold from our Kansas City Woodcraft Store. The two take you through steps that will lead you to the perfect finish.

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Teri Masaschi’s life goal was not to become a finishing expert. At age 14, she was focused on earning money to enroll in a private school that combined academics and the arts – including woodworking. Read more in Sharon’s Woodworking Adventures blog to see what sparked Teri’s interest in furniture restoration and woodworking. 

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Incorporating resins and epoxies into woodworking is becoming more and more prominent. But how do you know which type to use for your project? How do you mix it? How do you make a mold? Woodcraft is here with all the answers you need to create your own one-of-a-kind turning blanks, river tables and more!

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