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Learn From the Experts

Welcome to our Learn From the Experts Blog. Here you will find helpful and informative articles.

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...

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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.”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Twist of Variables

The Twist of Variables

If you engage in the act of finishing at any kind of level, even if just a few meaningful times a year, then you definitely understand that the proof is in the pudding when...

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Finishing the Deckrail

Finishing the Deckrail

For those with decks that have spindle rail systems…you would probably rather have root canal than brush those spindles out with stain. (See the above before photo.) Here is...

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Waterborne Finishes – Pro and Con

My beginning was in automotive finishing and it remained my career for the next twenty years, then I switched to woodworking and finishing. As with most finishers, I began...

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