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Soy Gel™ Paint  & Urethane Remover

Soy Gel™ Paint  & Urethane Remover

The Soy Gel™ paint & urethane stripper sold by The Finishing Store is a consumer trusted remover that effectively removes multiple layers of paint, varnish, enamel, urethane, other single-component coatings and lead based paint. It uses n-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP)...

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How Long Does Spray Paint Last?

How Long Does Spray Paint Last?

Do paints expire? Many people will quickly proclaim - no - which is generally true as paints tend to last long. But is this true for spray paint? Spray paints don’t last as long as traditional liquid paint or powder coats. However, most spray paints expire within ten...

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Why is a Respirator Important?

Why is a Respirator Important?

When spraying any paint or primer, it is essential to protect your lungs and eyes. Almost all paints contain hazardous chemicals that can cause cancer and other health problems. All spray-painting tasks should be accompanied by a spray paint respirator. Protect...

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June 2022  Product Spotlight

June 2022  Product Spotlight

Bob Flexner Books For more than 30 years, Bob Flexner has been inspiring woodworkers with his writings and teachings on wood finishing. The best-selling author of several woodworking titles, including Wood Finishing 101, Flexner on Finishing, and Understanding Wood...

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TIP: Dealing with Grain Raising

TIP: Dealing with Grain Raising

Whenever water or any stain or finish that contains water comes in contact with wood, it causes the wood fibers to swell, which is called “grain raising” or “raised grain.” After the water has dried the wood feels rough to the touch, and thinly applied finishes also...

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Seven Types of Stain

Seven Types of Stain

We use the term “stain” to identify a colorant we apply to wood to change its color. But stains are not equal. Besides the obvious differences in color, there are at least seven categories of commercial stains that each apply and color differently. If you really want...

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