Wood Finish

Spar Urethane vs Polyurethane

What is spar urethane used for? Spar urethane is a varnish with unique qualities used to treat boats. It was often called spar varnish when first produced and used on sailing boats. Spar urethane is waterproof and UV resistant. These features are one of the reasons it is trendy. Manufacturers decided to adopt these qualities…

Using Wood Conditioner Before Stain | Guide with Product Recommendations

Last updated on October 7th, 2022 at 09:53 amWhy apply a wood stain to a wood surface before using a wood conditioner? Why use a wood conditioner before staining? This is the exact question I was asked initially by a woodworker from Maine. All wood is porous and will absorb liquid applied to it. But…

Best Outdoor Wood Sealer | Product with Buyer’s Guide

Last updated on November 16th, 2022 at 10:45 amAre you looking for the best outdoor wood sealer? I had often wondered what it takes to keep outdoor furniture looking pristine. When wood is outside, it is susceptible to rotting and other damage. That is because of the outdoor elements. Deterioration is part of the deal…

Painting Pressure Treated Wood | The A-Z Guide

Last updated on October 3rd, 2022 at 07:51 amAre you considering painting treated wood? Pressure-treated wood is a type of treated wood in which the preservative is added to the wood during manufacturing. The wood is then sealed to protect it from the elements, such as rain, which would cause it to rot. Pressure treated…

Choosing a Paint Stripper for Wood |Tools & Chemicals To Consider

Last updated on October 3rd, 2022 at 08:27 amPaint Stripper for Wood There is a lot of advice on removing paint from your woodwork. However, there is no simple answer to the question of which paint stripper is best, as this depends on various factors, such as what you want to remove and how much…

How Long Does Primer Take to Dry? | What You Should Know

Last updated on October 3rd, 2022 at 08:33 pmHow long does it take for primer to dry In this post, we will answer the question: How long does primer take to dry? When you buy paint, there are often different types of primer available. Primer is used to help the paint adhere better. It does…

Best Wood Filler for Screw Holes | Ask the Builder/Woodworker

Last updated on October 2nd, 2022 at 01:10 pmNo one likes to see gaping screw holes. This is why you may look for the best wood filler for screw holes. Wood filler is one of those products you never know you need until the moment you do. Then, when you need it, you better hope…

Matte vs Satin Finish for Wood

Last updated on September 29th, 2022 at 07:14 pmMatte vs Satin head to head You are coming to the end of your project. The question is: matte or satin for a finish? Decisions, decisions, decisions!!! When choosing a finish for wood, it is essential to consider the intended use of the wood. Some finishes are…

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