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Use a grain filler to get a deep, lustrous look
May 31, 2012
Choose wisely for best results
December 8, 2011
Q: I used waxy shellac by mistake to washcoat my mahogany tabletop. Can I still apply grain filler or do I need a coat of dewaxed shellac first? Rick Wells, Marysville,…
July 1, 2009
Automotive polish makes it fast and foolproof
March 1, 2008
Fill the grain and use shellac, but let the piece dictate the rest
October 26, 2007
Combine a 5-minute epoxy and black pigment to make a natural-looking filler
August 22, 2007
Professional techniques to seal and color the wood. Third in a five-part video series on refinishing.
April 24, 2007
Q: I built a cabinet with dovetails on all four corners. How do you recommend repairing the small chips and gaps in some of the dovetail joints? Benny Collins, Via Ask…
March 1, 2007
Q: I am building a vanity and using 1/4-in. cherry-faced plywood for the door panels. Trying to finish the panels without splotchiness, I first used a clear shellac and then a…
December 15, 2006
Q: I've been spraying McCloskey Heirloom Varnish for several years. From time to time, it develops small pits. It happened most recently on a mahogany desk. After sanding and applying wood…
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